Henry Parkyns Hoppner

Hoppner, Henry Parkyns

officer of the Royal Navy, Arctic explorer and draughtsman (1795-1833). Autograph dedication signed. No place or date. 8vo. 1 page on bifolium.
$ 2,672 / 2.500 € (82441/BN53451)

6 lines in an Eskimo-Aleut language, titled "An Esquimaux Song". A collector's note is loosely enclosed: "Captain Henry P. Hoppner, son of the Painter. He accompanied Capt. Parry in the Arctic Expedition, and wrote for me this Esquimaux Song which he had heard the natives sing". - With traces of former mounting verso.

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