Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-west Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific
PARRY, Captain William Edward
Title continues: "Performed in the Years 1821-22-23, in His Majesty's Ships Fury and Hecla, Under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and Commander of the Expedition." Captain Parry's second voyage to the Arctic failed to discover a passage to the Pacific, but he managed to chart and explore a considerable area of the Arctic, previously unknown, stretching from Southampton Island north to Baffin Island. In addition, the almost continual contact with the Inuit of Melville Peninsula yielded a wealth of information on their culture, way of life, and language which was included in this published version of Parry’s journal of the voyage. TPL 1295. Field 1184. Arctic Bib. 13142.
Publisher: John Murray, Publisher to the Admiralty
Date Published: 1824
Place Published: London
Condition: Near fine
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xxx, , 571 p. 27 cm. 27 b&w plates (including frontispiece and one plate unrelated to the book), 13 maps (9 of which fold out, 8 of them at rear). Also some b&w in-text illustrations. Rebound in quarter leather with marbled paper boards. Newer endpapers with bookplate residue on front pastedown. Slight wrinkling to pages.