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Capt. Sir Edward Belcher
Narrative of a Voyage Round the World.including details of the Naval Operations in China
Henry Colburn , London, 1843. 2vols set , large 8vo, 24 x 15 cm in contemporary half roan dark green with matching marbled boards,renewed spine as well as flyleaves. vol 1 - xxii, 387,6adspp, 11 plates and maps (including the 3 at the end pocket) and 11 wood engravings. vol 2- vi,474 pp, 11 engravings and 9 wood engravings as illustrations. then for a total of 22 plates and 20 illustrations, all complete as listed for. Present some stamps from the Lifeboat lodge 1857 in 1 print and two leaves. The usual small foxing , thumbing and else, otherwise a good ,fresh and crispy copy, holding firm. Account of the voyage around the world by Captain Sir Edward Belcher (1799-1877), commander of the Sulphur, during the years 1836-1842.He was ordered to follow the trans-Pacific route from South America to England. HE visited several islands, including the Solomon , Hawaiian, Society and the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides and New Guinea. His party also surveyed various harbours along the coast of California and northwest to Alaska. The book shows several pictures of natives in the Indonesian Archipel and their customs. The steel engravings show Panama (2), Honolulu, Mount Elias, Sitka at New Archangel, the volcano of Consequina, Fort George at Astoria, Port Anna Maria, attack on the war junks, Thoka-nauta or Phillips, natives of Port Victoria, native of New Guinea, bow of a state canoe, Prahu of Geby, native of Celebes, native women of Celebes, attacks on first bar battery, Chinese soldiers with gingals and Chinese soldiers at great guns. The naval operations in China refer to the First … [Click Below for Full Description]
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