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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.

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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

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