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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, in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28.
London: Published by Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty; Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831.. FIRST EDITION IN TWO PARTS, 2 QUARTO VOLUMES, 1831. Approximately 285 x 220 mm, 11¼ x 8½ inches, 3 maps, 2 folding, plus 23 engraved plates, pages: xxi, [3] = errata and directions to the binder, [1]-392, [8], [393]-742 plus 2 pages of adverts, both half-titles present and the tipped-in Erratum slip in Volume 2, rebound in modern quarter wine coloured morocco, gilt lettering and gilt decoration to spines, new endpapers, edges untrimmed. The large folding map is from the second edition of the same year and is identical to that in the first edition, most folds have all been strengthened on the blank side with white acid free linen hinging tape, and 1 with old paper, no loss to image, also a purple library stamp to lower corner (the map was taken from an ex library copy), the large folding map also has pale foxing and age-browning, see attached image, the other 2 maps have pale foxing, apart from 2 plates the rest have pale foxing and staining to margins, some quite heavy, some affecting pages on either side, the rest of the pages are clean except for a few which have pale brown stain to lower corners, small neat repair to top margin of last page of Volume 1, otherwise a very good sturdy set of the quarto edition, complete with both half-titles, erratum and adverts, the large folding map from a second edition. See: Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume 1, page 19; Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, Volume 2, page 5, No 772; Hordern House, the Parsons Collection, Part 2, No, 169; Sotheby's, Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939, The Library of Franklin Brooks-Hitching, Part 1, page 56, No. 98. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. THIS SET WILL REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COSTS.
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