Pocket-sized editions of the expeditions of William Parry. ----- Journals of the First, Second and Third Voyages for the Discovery of a North-west Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. [And:] Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole
London: John Murray, 1828-29. First collected edition. Six volumes, [Complete]
12 plates and a map.
Parry’s famous voyages in search of the Northwest passage – which he did not locate – issued in this pocket side in hope of bring a uniform edition of modern discovers together with a second edition of the narrative of Parry’s attempt to reach the North Pole issued as volume 6.
The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka & New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago. First Edition. Illustrated with 2 colored frontispieces, 14 maps, 27 plates.
The plates are beautifully engraved by Edward Whymper (of Matterhorn fame) from drawings by Charles Whymper.
A first-hand account of a private scientific expedition and voyage on the schooner "Marchesa" from Japan to the South Pacific.
This work is notable for its focus on lesser known islands as well as important ornithological observations.