PARRY, Sir William Edward (1790-1855). 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. London: William Clowes for John Murray, 1821. PP310, 6 engraved maps by J. Walker after John Bushnan et al., 4 folding, one with folding tipped-on extension flap, 9 aquatint plates by W. Westall after E.W. Beechey and H.P. Hoppner, and 5 etched plates by J. Clark after Beechey, illustrations, diagrams, and letterpress tables in the text, one folding table, errata slip and retaining advertisement leaf dated ‘May, 1821’. Variable light browning and spotting, light offsetting onto title and text from map and plates, one folding map with short tear, 2 plates bound in reverse. First edition. Arctic Bibliography 13145; Brunet IV, cols 387-388; Hill 1311; Lowndes p.1789; Sabin 58860.
Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1821-22-23 in his Majesty’s ships Fury and Hecla, under the orders of William Edward Parry. First Edition. London, John Murray, 1824. Owners bookplate, all edges speckled. Engraved frontis offset onto title, dedication to Lord Viscount Melville, Contents , Directions to binder for plate placement. Introduction [I]-xviii, Explanation [xix]-xx, Official Instructions [xxi]-xxx, Half title, pp571, 14 engraved plates, and 11 aquatint plates, all by E. Finden after G. Lyon, 4 engraved folding plates of coastal profiles by J. Walker after J. Bushnan, 6 engraved maps by J. Walker after J. Bushnan et al., 4 folding, and 3 lithographed maps by C. Hullmandel, illustrations, diagrams, and letterpress tables in the text, errata, as called for. Retaining advertisement leaves dated ‘1824’ including an advert for the Appendix to this book of the Second Voyage. All pages and charts bright and clean, most plates tissue guarded. First edition. Arctic Bibliography 13142; Brunet IV, col. 388; Hill 1312; Lowndes p.1789; Sabin 58864.
Uniformly bound in 19th-century half maroon roan over marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments, titled in gilt in one (a little rubbed and scuffed, corners bumped, hinges cracked). First editions of the official reports of Parry’s first two Polar voyages. A good complete pair of books. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item. Cat. No. 90766 £1,000