SIR WILLIAM EDWARD PARRY (1790-1855) AND OTHERS
[Works]. London: John Murray, 1821-1828. 5 works in seven volumes bound in four, 4° (271 x 220mm). Numerous plates and maps. Uniform contemporary calf gilt, covers with double-fillet gilt border, spines in six compartments with raised bands, the bands highlighted with fillets and a roll tool, green morocco lettering-pieces in the second and third compartments, marbled endpapers, marbled edges (some light surface damage to covers, slight discolouration of spine).
The volumes are made up as follows:
First vol. 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: 1821. 20 engraved plates and maps (comprising 6 maps [4 folding], 9 aquatints and 5 line engravings by W. Westall and others after F.W. Beechey and others), 1 folding letterpress table, illustrations. (Some light offsetting onto text.). Second edition. Cf. Arctic Bibliography 13145; cf. Hill (2004) 1311; cf. Sabin 58860.
Second vol.: A supplement to the Appendix of Captain Parry's Voyage ... in the years 1819-20 ... containing an account of the subjects of Natural History. London: 1824. 6 engraved plates. (Some spotting.) Cf. Arctic Bibliography 13145; cf. Hill (2004) 112; Sabin 58861. [Bound with:] Appendix to Captain Parry's journal of a second voyage. London: 1825. 2 engraved plates, 2 folding letterpress tables. (The plates browned.) Cf. Arctic Bibliography 13142; Sabin 58865; [and:] [Sir Edward SABINE (editor)]. The North Georgia Gazette, and Winter Chronicle. London: 1821. Half-title. Provenance: Sir Henry Englefield (presentation inscription from the editor). Arctic Bibliography 12547; Sabin 555714.
Third vol.: Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West passage ... performed in the years 182-22-23. London: 1824. 39 plates, plans, maps or coastal profiles (comprising: 26 plates [15 engraved, 11 aquatint], 3 folding engraved coastal profiles, 9 engraved maps [4 folding, 3 of these backed onto linen]) by Edward Finden and others after Captain George Francis Lyon and others. (Lacking 4pp. publisher's advertisements at end, some spotting to plates and masp and adjacent leaves.) Cf. Arctic Bibliography 13142; cf. Hill (2004) 1312; Sabin 58864.
Fourth vol.: Journal of a Third Voyage ... in the years 1824-25. London: 1826. 11 engraved plates, plans, amps or coastal profiles (comprising: 6 plates, 4 maps [1 folding and backed onto linen], 1 folding coastal profile). (Some spotting or offsetting from plates and maps onto adjacent text.) Arctic Bibliography 13144 (incorrect plate total); Hill (2004) 1313; Sabin 58867 (incorrect plate count). [Bound with:] Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole ... in the year MDCCCXXVII. London: 1828. 7 engraved plates annd maps (comprising: 4 plates, 1 maps [1 folding]). (Some spotting or offsetting from plates and maps onto adjacent text.) Arctic Bibliography 13146 (incorrect plate count); Sabin 58868.
FIRST EDITIONS, except where stated otherwise. (4)