1826: FIRST EDITION OF PARRY'S THIRD VOYAGE

1826: FIRST EDITION OF PARRY'S THIRD VOYAGE
With 11 plates & charts
The Book: Parry, William Edward, Sir, 1790-1855 - Journal of a Third Voyage.... L, 1826. FIRST EDITION. 4to. 28 x 23 cm.. Vol III to spine but an independent work. With 11 plates & charts, 19th-cent half calf; worn , front board detached; internally foxed, toning, offsetting etc. "In 1818, [Parry], received command of the brig Alexander in the Arctic expedition under Captain (afterwards Sir) John Ross. This expedition returned to England without having made any new discoveries but Parry, confident, as he expressed it, "that attempts at Polar discovery had been hitherto relinquished just at a time when there was the greatest chance of succeeding", in the following year obtained the chief command of a new Arctic expedition; consisting of the two ships HMS Griper and HMS Hecla. This expedition returned to England in November, 1820 after a voyage of almost unprecedented Arctic success, having accomplished more than half the journey from Greenland to Bering Strait, the completion of which solved the ancient problem of a Northwest Passage. A narrative of the expedition, entitled Journal of a Voyage to discover a North-west Passage, appeared in 1821. Upon his return Lieutenant Parry received promotion to the rank of commander. In May, 1821 he set sail
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