• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 182

    PARRY, William Edward (1790-1855), Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage ... performed in the years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper. London: William Clowes for John Murray, 1821 [bound with:] A Supplement ... containing an account of the subjects of natural History. London: John Murray, 1824 [together with:] Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. London: John Murray, 1824. 3 volumes bound in two, 4° (270 x 215mm). 65 engraved plates, charts or maps, 12 of which folding. (Short minor tears to a couple of folding maps and charts, folding chart of Baffins Bay and adjacent leaves 2M3 and 2M4 in vol. I spotted, natural history plates to supplement lightly spotted, occasional light offsetting and browning.) Slightly later calf, gilt spines (extremities lightly rubbed, covers detached). Provenance: Nicholas Vansittart, first Baron Bexley (1766-1851), politician (presentation inscriptions 'with the author's best compliments'). FIRST EDITIONS OF THE OFFICIAL REPORTS OF PARRY'S FIRST TWO POLAR VOYAGES Arctic Bibliography 13145; Field 1184 ('in truth a splendid treatise on aboriginal life'); Hill p.226; NMM 836; Sabin 58860-58864. (2)

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    PARRY, William Edward (1790-1855), Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage ... performed in the years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper. London: William Clowes for John Murray, 1821 [bound with:] A Supplement ... containing an account of the subjects of natural History. London: John Murray, 1824 [together with:] Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. London: John Murray, 1824. 3 volumes bound in two, 4° (270 x 215mm). 65 engraved plates, charts or maps, 12 of which folding. (Short minor tears to a couple of folding maps and charts, folding chart of Baffins Bay and adjacent leaves 2M3 and 2M4 in vol. I spotted, natural history plates to supplement lightly spotted, occasional light offsetting and browning.) Slightly later calf, gilt spines (extremities lightly rubbed, covers detached). Provenance: Nicholas Vansittart, first Baron Bexley (1766-1851), politician (presentation inscriptions 'with the author's best compliments'). FIRST EDITIONS OF THE OFFICIAL REPORTS OF PARRY'S FIRST TWO POLAR VOYAGES Arctic Bibliography 13145; Field 1184 ('in truth a splendid treatise on aboriginal life'); Hill p.226; NMM 836; Sabin 58860-58864. (2)


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