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Lot 419: Journal..North-West Passage,1821. 1st issue 1st ed

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,1821. 1st issue 1st ed
  • Journal..North-West Passage,1821. 1st issue 1st ed
  • Journal..North-West Passage,1821. 1st issue 1st ed
  • Journal..North-West Passage,1821. 1st issue 1st ed
  • Journal..North-West Passage,1821. 1st issue 1st ed
  • Journal..North-West Passage,1821. 1st issue 1st ed
  • Journal..North-West Passage,1821. 1st issue 1st ed
  • Journal..North-West Passage,1821. 1st issue 1st ed
  • Journal..North-West Passage,1821. 1st issue 1st ed
  • Journal..North-West Passage,1821. 1st issue 1st ed
  • Journal..North-West Passage,1821. 1st issue 1st ed
  • Journal..North-West Passage,1821. 1st issue 1st ed
  • Journal..North-West Passage,1821. 1st issue 1st ed
  • Journal..North-West Passage,1821. 1st issue 1st ed
   
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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. 1st edition, 1st issue, without the North Georgia Gazette and Winter Chronicle. The ads leaf dated “May, 1821” (matching dedication's date). The errata slip lists 20 locations where the author had given longitude measurements of Chronometer 228 only, rather than the average of all chronometers used for the longitude measurements. None of those mismeasurements have been corrected. 20 plates/maps + 1 double-sided printed folding leaf (Appendix, pp xvii/xviii). Plates include maps (largely folding), nonfolding plate of a Muskox, Eskimo plate, ships, topographic profiles, etc. [8pp], [errata slip], xxix, [3], 310, [2], clxxix, [1], ads [2] pp. Arctic Bibl. 13145. Sabin 58860. Contemp boards. Printed label present, lacking most of spine, covers separated or insecure, loose at front of volume. Horizontal tear to pp275/276. Plates have slight handling wear but are very good. 4.8 Lb.

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