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Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America. To Which Are Added, the Conquest of Siberia
London: Printed by J. Nichols 1780, 2nd edition Revised and corrected. (Hardcover) xxiii,344pp. + [13]pp (index) + [2]pp. (publisher's ads). Very good. Quarto (23 X 28 cm.) Contemporary full calf boards. Spine divided into five compartments. Gilt decoration. Red morocco label. Outer joints with professional restoration. Four folding maps and folding plate. Armoural (Dacre) bookplate on front pastedown. A very attractive clean copy. Lada-Mocarski 29; Hill I p.71. While derived from other sources, Coxe visited St. Petersburg and did considerable research into Russian activities into the North Pacific & Bering Sea areas, collecting journals of Russian expeditions subsequent to Bering. "This work includes the main Russian discoveries and explorations made in northwestern America in their attempts to open communications with Alaska and the Aleutian Islands." - Hill..
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