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Buchnummer des Verkäufers GA9781905748389
Titel: Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a ...
Verlag: Rediscovery Books
Buchbeschreibung Ad 1: Arctic bibl. 13145 note; Howgego, 1800-1850, P9; Sabin 58860; cf. Hill 1311 (1st edition); ad 2: cf. Chavanne 1438 (different imprint). Second, corrected edition of Parry's account of his voyage in search of the Northwest Passage. Having sailed to the Arctic under John Ross, Parry believed that Lancaster Sound could provide the opening to the western sea. Equipped with two ships, the Hecla and the Gripper, he set out to confirm his suspicion in 1819. Parry discovered Prince Regent's Inlet, Melville Sound, and Banks Island, and surveyed the south shores of Barrow Strait. He reached 110° West longitude, but ice halted further westward advance. The crew wintered in Winter Harbour, and during this long winter Edward Sabine edited a periodical journal, The North Georgia gazette, and winter chronicle. This periodical was afterwards published by John Murray, and is here offered together with Parry's narrative. Our copy, moreover, has a hand-written inscription by Parry, pasted on the front flyleaf: "Admit the bearer, W.E. Parry". Front board of the narrative slightly damaged; with the engraved bookplate of Samuel Neale. An attractive set, kept together in a slipcase. Artikel-Nr. 5AVEJPN6Y1BW