Lot 123
  • 123

Parry, William Edward

Estimate
800 - 1,200 GBP
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Description

  • Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole.. attached to His Majesty's Ship Hecla. London: John Murray, 1828
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, 4to (270 x 210mm.), 6 engraved maps and plates, one large folding chart, contemporary calf gilt, slight spotting and offsetting, a few minor tears, S1 recornered at inner margin, slightly rubbed, rebacked retaining original spine

Provenance

Earl of Bradford, Weston Park, armorial bookplate

Literature

Sabin 58868; Staton & Tremaine 1452

Catalogue Note

This, Parry's final polar expedition, was a failed attempt to journey overland to the North Pole, rather than seeking a north-west passage as in his previous voyages.
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