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PARRY, Sir William Edward (1790-1855). A complete set of Parry's four voyages.
PARRY, Sir William Edward (1790-1855). A complete set of Parry's four voyages. Comprising: 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. 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 table folding. Errata slip tipped in after z1. (Light offsetting onto title and text from maps and plates, 2g1 in supplement with short repaired tear, affecting a few letters.) - [ Bound with: ] A Supplement to the Appendix of Captain Parry's Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage in the Years 1819-20. Containing and Account of the Subjects of Natural History. London: William Clowes for John Murray 1824. 6 etched plates. FIRST EDITION. Arctic Bibliography 13145; Brunet IV:387; Hill 1311; Lowndes p.1789; Sabin 58860 and 58861. 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. London: William Clowes for John Murray 1824. Engraved frontispiece, 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. Illustrations, diagrams, and letterpress tables in the text. (Light offsetting onto title and text from maps and plates.) -- [ Bound with: ] Appendix to Captain Parry's Journal of a Second Voyage. London: William Clowes for John Murray 1824. 2 engraved botanical plates. FIRST EDITION. Arctic Bibliography 13142 (including the 1825 "Appendix"); Brunet IV:388; Hill 1312; Lowndes p.1789; Sabin 58864 and 58865. Journal of a Third Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1824-25, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Fury. London: William Clowes for John Murray 1826. Engraved frontispiece by E. Finden after H.N. Head, 5 engraved plates by E. Finden after H.P. Hoppner and H.N. Head, one engraved folding plate of coastal profiles by J. & C. Walker after H.N. Head, and 4 engraved maps by J. & C. Walker (one folding). Illustrations, diagrams, and letterpress tables in the text. (Light offsetting onto title and text from maps and plates.) Arctic Bibliography 13144 (erroneously calling for 8 plates); Brunet IV: 388; Hill 1313; Lowndes p.1789; Sabin 58867. Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, in boats ... Attached to His Majesty's Ship Hecla. London: William Clowes for John Murray 1828. Engraved frontispiece and 3 engraved plates by E. Finden and 3 engraved maps by J. & C. Walker (one folding and finished in color by hand). Woodcut diagrams and letterpress tables in the text. Retaining "Directions to the Binder"/errata leaf. (Some light spotting and offsetting.) FIRST EDITION. Arctic Bibliography 13146; Brunet IV:388; Lowndes p. 1789; Sabin 58868. Together 4 works in 4 volumes, 4 o (267 x 215 mm). Uniformly bound in contemporary diced calf gilt by Heningston (sympathetically rebacked with two gilt-lettered black morocco spine labels). Provenance : Robert Campbell (ownership inscription on title and engraved armorial bookplate); Ashton Allis (bookplate). A COMPLETE SET OF FIRST EDITIONS OF PARRY'S THREE VOYAGES IN SEARCH OF THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE TOGETHER WITH HIS FOURTH VOYAGE TO THE NORTH POLE FIRST EDITIONS. Although none of Parry's three voyages in search of the Northwest Passage were successful, each brought further knowledge of the area and resulted in new discoveries. The first took Parry across the 110th meridian, winning him the prize of £5,000 offered by Parliament and raising him to

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: The Frank S. Streeter Library: Important Navigation, Pacific Voyages, Cartography, Science
Auktionsdatum: 16.04.2007 - 17.04.2007
Adresse: Christie's
16-17 April 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center