JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY, TO THE ARCTIC REGIONS, PERFORMED BETWEEN THE 4th OF APRIL AND THE 18th OF NOVEMBER, 1818, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP ALEXANDER, WM. EDW. PARRY, ESQ. LIEUT. AND COMMANDER.

London. [ 1819]. viii,104pp. plus folding map and three plates. 20th-century buckram, spine gilt. Mild foxing to folding map, minor offsetting to titlepage, occasional minor toning and foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM54166

First edition. A narrative of Parry's first expedition in search of a northwest passage, written by the assistant surgeon on board the ship Alexander, and printed by Richard Phillips. "Fisher describes the voyage up the east side of Davis Strait and Baffin Bay to the entrance of Smith Sound. Included are detailed descriptions of the Eskimos and sea mammals" - Hill. This first printing of Alexander Fisher's journal was anonymous. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 5021. TPL 4848. SABIN 36696. HILL 604. LANDE 1170 (1821 ed).

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