Inscribed to Acheson Maxwell, “A. Maxwell Esq / with the Author’s kind regards”. Acheson Maxwell, was a friend of Parry’s father, and also of John Barrow, and through whom Parry obtained the commission to lead his first Arctic expedition.
First edition. 4to., [viii], xxx, [ii half-title], 572pp., inscribed by Parry on the title page, 31 engraved or aquatint maps and plates, 4 folding engraved charts, contemporary calf, spine panelled in gilt and blind, double green labels, covers bordered in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers and edges, occasional offsetting of plates.
Hill (2004) 1312; Sabin 58864; Staton & Tremaine 1295.
Stock ID: 95090