Parry Capt W.E.

JOURNALS OF THE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD VOYAGES FOR THE DISCOVERY OF THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC.

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In-24 gr. (mm. 130x80), 6 volumi, mz. pelle coeva con ang., dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su tassello, tagli marmorizz., pp. V,VI,283; V,270; VII,312; VII,295; V,330; XXXV,211; ben illustrati fuori testo da 1 ritratto dell’A., 11 tavole dedicate a paesaggi, usi e costumi, abitazioni, etc. degli Eschimesi, tutto inc. in rame, e 1 mappa più volte ripieg. che raffigura le “discoveries of Captain Parry in the Arctic Regions in his 3 voyages.”. Il 6° ed ultimo volume ha per titolo: “Narrative of an attempt to reach the North Pole, in boats fitted for the purpose, and attached to His Majesty’s Ship Hecla, in the year 1827, under the command of Capt. Parry”. "Prima edizione collettiva" dei 3 viaggi effettuati da William Parry, navigatore ed esploratore inglese (1790-1855) alla ricerca di un passaggio a nord-ovest. “In the spring of 1819, Parry was appointed to the command of this expedition. Parry, reaching Lancaster Sound in July, sailed through, and explored and named Barrow Strait, Prince Regent Inlet and Wellington Channel. Entering what has since been called Parry or Viscount Melville Sound in September, he reached longitude 110 West, thereby earning a reward of 5,000 pounds that was offered by Parliament to the first ship's company that should attain that meridian. He also discovered Melville Island and others of the Parry Islands. After being frozen in for ten months, the ships were released on August 10, 1820, but the ice prevented further progress westward and Parry returned to England … Parry made two further attempts at the Northwest Passage. The immediate achievements of these voyages were the charting of hundreds of miles of coastline in the Canadian Arctic archipelago and the collecting of valuable data on Arctic natural history.. The second and third voyages of Parry, like the first, were unsuccesful in the goal of discovering the Northwest passage. However, Parry did discover and name the Fury and Hecla Strait and he collected additional scientific information about the Arctic region of North America. The appendix contains an important record of the scientific observations and material upon the natural history of the Arctic regions. The three voyages of Parry were reprinted in five volumes at London in 1828”. Cfr. Hill, pp. 463-465. Solo lievi fioriture o arrossature, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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