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LYON, G. F. Captain, R.N.
A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay, Through Sir Thomas Rowe's 'Welcome,' in His Majesty's Ship Griper, in the Year MDCCCXXIV.

pp. xvi, 198, (i) List of Plates, (i) Imprint. Folding engraved map by J. WALKER at the front, 6 engraved plates by EDWARD FINDEN, after drawings by Lyon, 1 plate of geometrical diagrams. New half calf and cloth boards, plates somewhat offset to text, one small marginal mark affecting a few leaves, one leaf with a brown mark, occasional foxing of the plates, overall a very good copy with the signature of WM. TAYLOR 1825 on title.

*With a detailed Abstract of the Days' Works, and a Botanical Appendix [pp.87-198] by Professor [WILLIAM JACKSON] HOOKER. The William Taylor who has signed the title-page could be one of the two such-named crew members of Cook's final voyage. He was still living in 1825, though I have not been able to verify the signature. SEE - The Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy' (Occasional Publication of the Navy Records Society: 1994) by Syrett and DiNardo. ALSO - William Taylor (1) - 'Biographia Navalis John Charnock AND for William Taylor (2) - 'Naval Biographical Dictionary': O'Byrne (3 vols.,London: 1849).

John Murray. London.

Date Published: 1825. 8vo.

Stock No. 63197

Price: 385.00