1824 Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding
With the inscription 'Katharine Brodie Hoare from W H Stene 1885'. Brodie Hoare was Katharine Parry's married name. The bookplate of her husband, Edward Brodie Hoare, is to the front pastedown. Brodie Hoare was a banker and Conservative Party politician. He was a director of Lloyds Bank and a chairman of the Colonial Bank. This work largely forms an ethnographical work, and looks at the indigenous people in the Arctic. He speaks of the 'Eskimos', their culture and way of life, with many illustrations demonstrating this. This is Parry's second expedition of discovery, whereby he sought to discover a North-West passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. He commanded HMS Fury and was accompanied by HMS Hecla which was under the command of George Francis Lyon. The mission was to find a passage near the northwest end of Hudson Bay. Parry navigated the ice of the Hudson Strait to the Frozen Strait which found him at Repulse Bay which he found land-locked. from there he mapped the coast of the Melville Peninsula and came to the southeast corner of Winter Island. This work is told in chronological order. To the start there is an explanation of technical terms and the official expedition instructions. With publisher's adverts to the rear. With twenty-nine plates (including four folding) and nine maps (four folding). Plates at page 267, 271, 275, 295, 419, 437, 499, 531, 549, 551, are detached but present. Collated, lacking one plate. A first edition copy of this work, with an important association.
In a half morocco binding with paper covered boards. Externally, worn with lifting to the paper covered boards. Leather is lifting to the rear board. Front hinge is strained but firm. Bookplate to the front pastedown, Edward Brodie Hoare. Inscription to the recto of front endpaper. Rear hinge has failed with the textblock detached from binding. Internally, Plates at page 267, 271, 275, 295, 419, 437, 499, 531, 549, 551, are detached but present. Pages are generally bright. Heavy damp staining to the extremities of 'Takkeelikkeeta', 'Groupe of Eskimaux', 'Nakahu and his wife', 'Eskimaux Building a Snow-Hut', 'Eskimaux Killing Deer in a Lake', and 'Eskimaus Children Dancing' plates. Damp staining to the extremities of most pages, heavier to the rear of the work, particularly the adverts. Chips to the extremities of 'Groupe of Eskimaux' plate. Loss to the 'Esimaux Implements weapons &c' plate, affecting the image. Occasional scattered spots to pages.
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