Lot 259 of 455:
An Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay, 1st Ed.  

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A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay, Through Sir Thomas Rowe's "Welcome," in His Majesty's Ship Griper in the Year MDCCCXXIV

Lyon, Capt. George Francis


John Murray



xvi, 198, [2] pp. Illustrated with 7 steel-engraved plates and a folding frontispiece map “Chart of Hudson’s Strait & Sir Thos. Rowe’s Welcome showing the Track & Discoveries of H.M.S. Griper in…Repulse Bay…1824.” (8vo), purple pebble cloth. First Edition.

Another attempt at the Northwest Passage; this one through Hudson Bay. Interesting accounts are given of the Eskimos of the Southampton Islands, immediately north of Hudson Bay. Also contained are an appendix concerning magnetic anomalies in the polar regions, an Abstract of each day's work, and a botanical appendix by Professor J.D. Hooker. The plates were engraved by Edward Finden after drawings by Lyon and Kendall. Sabin 42851; Arctic Bib. 10530; Hill, p.186.

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Fading and some staining to covers; extremities rubbed; back hinge started; light internal foxing and offsetting; overall very good.

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