Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, Under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N.
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Item #1958570
First American edition. Boards rubbed with some loss from spine label and light spots to boards, foxed throughout, Oxford bookstore bookplate on front endpaper.
xi, 493 pp. 8vo. 24-page publisher catalog bound in following text. Originally published in England in 1831. Sabin 4347: "Captain Beechey and Sir John Franklin had arrived within fifty leagues of each other, when the latter was compelled by the weather to return. One of the most valuable of modern voyages, containing a most interesting visit to Pitcairn's Island, the coast of California, etc." Howes B-309: "Interesting accounts of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest." Arctic Bibliography 1229: "Another edition without plates, maps or scientific appendices, but with main text reprinted in smaller type and a few new footnotes."
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