Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper

Sir William Edward Parry

Verlag: Rediscovery Books, 2007
ISBN 10: 1905748388 / ISBN 13: 9781905748389
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Verlag: Rediscovery Books
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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

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PARRY, William Edward.
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Buchbeschreibung John Murray London -24-26-28, 1821. Four volumes, 4to. First work with 16 engraved and aquatint plates and 4 folding charts; second work with 31 engraved and aquatint plates and 9 folding charts; third work with 11 engraved plates and charts (2 folding); fourth work with 6 engraved plates and 1 folding chart; some light foxing. Uniformly bound in nineteenth century calf gilt. An excellent complete set of of Parry's three voyages in search of the North-west Passage together with his fourth voyage to the North Pole. Parry did not get as far as the Bering Straits in his expedition, but he reached Melville Island, a point which even 75 years later, with the aid of steam, had not been passed. It was not until 1852 that McClure, coming from the opposite direction, and reaching a point on the north of Banks Land, which Parry had seen and named, was able to connect the two positions by passing on foot across ice, showing positively that the North West Passage was not blocked by land. The second and third voyages were not as successful as the first, but the second voyage contains important information on Eskimo life, and the third voyage collected additional scientific information about the Arctic region of North America. Parry's fourth voyage was important for its use of sledge-boats in attempting to reach the North Pole via Spitzbergen, as recommended by William Scoresby, Jr. Rather than use dogs Parry experimented with reindeer, only to find them unable to move his very heavy sleddge boats across difficult ice. Sabin 558860; 58864; 58867; 58868. Special Offer: This seller is offering an exclusive discount of 40% on all prices for AbeBooks customers. The price shown is already discounted. Artikel-Nr. 82612

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