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Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good+ Dustjacket. DJ spine is just a little sunned [but clear] and edges have some mild wear. The dustjacket is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White plates. Maps. Fold-out map to rear. Bookplate to front pastedown. 240 pages. Sir William Edward Parry was an Anglo-Welsh explorer of the Arctic best known for his 1819 expedition through the Parry Channel, probably the most successful in the long quest for the Northwest Passage. In 1827, Parry attempted one of the earliest expeditions to the North Pole. He reached 82? 45? N, setting a record for human exploration Farthest North that stood for nearly five decades before being surpassed at 83? 20? N by Albert Hastings Markham in 1875.