1824 1ed Arctic Exploration Private Journal of Lyon Parry Eskimos Newstead Abbey

LYON, George Francis

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George Francis Lyon was a 19th-century British naval officer who made his name keeping journals on his African and Arctic voyages. His private journals, particularly of his Arctic exploration with William Parry, became highly influential to later expeditions to those seeking the Northwest Passage encountering Eskimo Indians.

 

According to Field,

“Almost the entire volume is devoted to the narration of the peculiarities of the Aborigines of the Arctic regions. Captain Lyon’s curiosity led him to observe with great attention, the habits of life, and traits of character of the different tribes of Esquimaux, which his humanity, and good management attracted to his winter quarters. They built their villages near his ships, and permitted a closer familiarity, than any other of the Arctic voyagers was able to attain. His narrative, therefore, abounds with incidents of their intercourse, and curious anecdotes of Esquimaux life.”

 

Sabin notes,

“Principally devoted to the narration of the peculiarities of the aborigines of the Arctic regions”

 

This particular tome is of unique value with its gold-pressed stamp of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of poet Lord Byron, on the boards. The coat of arms is that of Thomas Wildman (1787-1859), a British Army officer during the Napoleonic Wars and a friend and old schoolmate of Lord Byron, who purchased the Byron home in 1818.

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1824 1ed Arctic Exploration Private Journal of Lyon Parry Eskimos Newstead Abbey

 

George Francis Lyon was a 19th-century British naval officer who made his name keeping journals on his African and Arctic voyages. His private journals, particularly of his Arctic exploration with William Parry, became highly influential to later expeditions to those seeking the Northwest Passage encountering Eskimo Indians.

 

According to Field,

“Almost the entire volume is devoted to the narration of the peculiarities of the Aborigines of the Arctic regions. Captain Lyon’s curiosity led him to observe with great attention, the habits of life, and traits of character of the different tribes of Esquimaux, which his humanity, and good management attracted to his winter quarters. They built their villages near his ships, and permitted a closer familiarity, than any other of the Arctic voyagers was able to attain. His narrative, therefore, abounds with incidents of their intercourse, and curious anecdotes of Esquimaux life.”

 

Sabin notes,

“Principally devoted to the narration of the peculiarities of the aborigines of the Arctic regions”

 

This particular tome is of unique value with its gold-pressed stamp of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of poet Lord Byron, on the boards. The coat of arms is that of Thomas Wildman (1787-1859), a British Army officer during the Napoleonic Wars and a friend and old schoolmate of Lord Byron, who purchased the Byron home in 1818.

 

Item number: #15497

Price: $950

 

LYON, George Francis

 

The private journal of Captain G.F. Lyon of H.M.S. Hecla during the recent voyage of discovery under Captain Parry

 

London : John Murray, 1824. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xiii, [1], 468
    • Illustrated with 7 plates; folding map
  • References: Lowndes 1422; Sabin 42853; Arctic Bibliography 10531; Field 961
  • Provenance: Supralibros – Newstead Abbey
    • The coat of arms is that of Thomas Wildman (1787-1859), a British Army officer during the Napoleonic Wars, a draftsman, and landowner. Wildman purchased Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of Lord Byron, in 1818, and is remembered as being the man who saved the home from disrepair. He also served as High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire for 1821–22.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~ 8.5in X 5.5in (21.5cm x 14cm)

 

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15497

Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

LYON, George Francis

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete