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To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey - Hakluyt Society

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Product description

The importance of the Northwest Passage in the history of European and especially British expansion is well known. In the 40-year interlude of peace between Waterloo and the Crimean War, Britain could direct, with ease, a small portion of her fleet to polar discovery, and, by doing so, keep her Russian rival at bay, provide some employment and training for her officers, and contribute to the ends of science. Peard's journal of the voyage of Captain William Beechey , RN, and HMS Blossom to the Pacific and Arctic in 1825-8 is a lucid account of one of the most comprehensive British naval voyages to the Pacific since the days of Cook, Vancouver and Broughton.

Hardback book in good to very good condition. Top end of spine bumped and faded. Top edges of covers faded. Top edge of text block discoloured and foxed. Fore edge marked and stained. Some pages discoloured around edges.Dust jacket in good condition. Ends of spine and corners bumped and chipped. Top edge discoloured.

Item details

Added value:
Hakluyt Society Second Series Volume 143
Author(s):
Gough, Barry M (ed)
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1972
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521200792
ISBN-13:
9780521200790
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press for the Hakluyt Society
Title:
To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey - The Journal of Lieutenant george Peard of H. M. S. "Blossom" 1825 - 1828

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The importance of the Northwest Passage in the history of European and especially British expansion is well known. In the 40-year interlude of peace between Waterloo and the Crimean War, Britain could direct, with ease, a small portion of her fleet to polar discovery, and, by doing so, keep her Russian rival at bay, provide some employment and training for her officers, and contribute to the ends of science. Peard's journal of the voyage of Captain William Beechey , RN, and HMS Blossom to the Pacific and Arctic in 1825-8 is a lucid account of one of the most comprehensive British naval voyages to the Pacific since the days of Cook, Vancouver and Broughton.

Hardback book in good to very good condition. Top end of spine bumped and faded. Top edges of covers faded. Top edge of text block discoloured and foxed. Fore edge marked and stained. Some pages discoloured around edges.Dust jacket in good condition. Ends of spine and corners bumped and chipped. Top edge discoloured.

Added value:
Hakluyt Society Second Series Volume 143
Author(s):
Gough, Barry M (ed)
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1972
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521200792
ISBN-13:
9780521200790
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press for the Hakluyt Society
Title:
To the Pacific and Arctic with Beechey - The Journal of Lieutenant george Peard of H. M. S. "Blossom" 1825 - 1828

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