Jun 05, 2008 - Sale 2148

Sale 2148 - Lot 37

Price Realized: $ 960
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(ARCTIC.) Parry, William Edward, Sir. Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1819-20. 6 maps, 14 engraved plates. 4to, 19th-century 1/2 morocco gilt with anchor device in spine compartments, backstrip ends and joints rubbed, front cover partially detached; with errata slip, lacks ad leaf at end, engraved matter variously foxed, offsetting onto facing pages; bookplate of Henry Marquand on front free endpaper. London, 1821

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first edition of Parry's account of the first of 3 expeditions led by him in search of a Northwest Passage; without the Supplement. "The immediate achievements of these voyages were the charting of hundreds of miles of coastline in the Canadian Arctic archipelago and the collecting of valuable data on Arctic natural history"--Hill 1311. Arctic Bibliography 13145, Books on Ice 2.8, TPL 1205. this volume and the next five lots were given matching bindings, as a set.