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Parry’s famous voyages in search of the Northwest passage – which he did not locate – issued pocket-size together with an added second edition of the narrative of Parry’s attempt to reach the North Pole issued as volume 6.
Rear Admiral Sir William Edward Parry, RN, FRS (1790 – 1855) was an English rear-admiral and Arctic explorer. His 1819 voyage through the Parry Channel was probably the most successful in the long quest for the Northwest Passage.
In 1827 he attempted one of the earliest expeditions to the North Pole. He reached 82°45? North latitude, setting the record for human exploration farthest North that stood for nearly five decades before being surpassed at 83°20?26? by Albert Hastings Markham in 1875–1876.
First collected edition. [1828 - 1829]. Pocket-sized editions of the expeditions of William Parry. Six volumes, [Complete]. 12 plates and a map. 16mo; 131 x 88mm; 5.25 inches tall. Polished blue calf; marbled endpages Spine with 5 panels with stamped gilt decorations; titles in red calf. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning, scattered foxing. Moderate handling wear with mild edgewear. Armorial bookplate of Benjamin Eyre on rear paste-downs.------ REF: Sabin 25627; cf. Hill 1313; Howgego, 210
Title: Journals of the First, Second and Third Voyages for the Discovery of a North-west Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. [And:] Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole
Edition: First collected edition. [1828 - 1829].
Publisher: London, John Murray: 1828
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Size: 16mo; 131 x 88mm; 5.25 inches tall.
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 009525
Keywords: Northwest Passage; Polar; Arctic,