Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Philadelphia: Abraham Small, 1821. 278 pp + 78 pp Gazette, with fold-out map. 8vo. Leather. Scarce. Edgeworn and lt soiled/scuffed, spine head lt chipped, spine leather lt cracked. Lt sm. insect damage to rear joint. Bluish staining to edges (marbling?), heavily rubbed. Pds soiled and chipped, foxing/lt soil throughout, lt dampstain to foot of last few pgs. Approx. 3" tear to one pg, repaired w/ clear tape by p.o. Hinges split, binding cords intact. Ink notation to fpd and verso of map. Map edgeworn and heavily creased, foxed/soiled, faint dampstain to bottom edge; two short tears to edges repaired on verso w/ archival tape. Text unmarked, binding relatively strong. Full title: "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; under the orders of William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and Commander of the Expedition. With an Appendix. To Which Is Added, The North Georgia Gazette, and Winter Chronicle [by Edward Sabine]." Good Leather (Item ID: 149092)