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Lot 420: JOURNAL... NORTH-WEST PASSAGE... 1st ed, 2nd issue

Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

Falls Church, VA, USA

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  • JOURNAL... NORTH-WEST PASSAGE... 1st ed, 2nd issue
  • JOURNAL... NORTH-WEST PASSAGE... 1st ed, 2nd issue
  • JOURNAL... NORTH-WEST PASSAGE... 1st ed, 2nd issue
  • JOURNAL... NORTH-WEST PASSAGE... 1st ed, 2nd issue
  • JOURNAL... NORTH-WEST PASSAGE... 1st ed, 2nd issue
  • JOURNAL... NORTH-WEST PASSAGE... 1st ed, 2nd issue
  • JOURNAL... NORTH-WEST PASSAGE... 1st ed, 2nd issue
  • JOURNAL... NORTH-WEST PASSAGE... 1st ed, 2nd issue
  • JOURNAL... NORTH-WEST PASSAGE... 1st ed, 2nd issue
  • JOURNAL... NORTH-WEST PASSAGE... 1st ed, 2nd issue
   
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Description: [Polar/Arctic Exploration] 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, Under the Orders of William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S… Lon: John Murray, 1821. 20 plates/maps (including 4 folding maps) + 1 double-sided printed leaf (Appendix pp xvii/xviii). [8], xxix, [3], 310, [2], clxxix, [1] pp, [errata slip]; xii, 132 pp. Pages clxxiv-clxxix discuss scurvy. 1st edition, 2nd issue with the 144-page supplement from the North Georgia Gazette, but the title leaf still matches the 1st issue. (The title leaf has not been reset to mention the North Georgia Gazette.) All of the longitude measurements mentioned on the errata slip are in their uncorrected state. The North Georgia Gazette has a separate title leaf dated “MDCCCXXI” and preface leaf, and consists of mostly 6-page issues, Nov. 1, 1819 to Mar. 20, 1820. Sabin 58860. Arctic Bibl. 13145. 4to. Contemp ½ leather and marbled boards, marbled edges, plates’ margins often trimmed to plate mark. Covers separated/insecure, slightly loose at front of volume. Plates somewhat foxed. Wear to outer edge of 1st folding map. 4.8 Lb.

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