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A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY INTO THE SOUTH SEA, AND BEERING'S STRAITS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXPLORING A NORTH-EAST PASSAGE, UNDERTAKEN IN THE YEARS 1815-1818, AT THE EXPENSE OF HIS HIGHNESS THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EMPIRE, COUNT ROMANZOFF, IN THE SHIP RURICK, UNDER THE COMMAND OF THE LIEUTENANT IN THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL NAVY, OTTO VON KOTZEBUE.
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London 1821 - First English Edition. Complete in three volumes. 8vo; hardbound in leather; with custom folding hard box in brown canvas with spine labels to store/display set. 9 copper-engraved plates (8 hand-colored) and 7 copper-engraved maps (4 folding); numerous tables in text. Vol. I front hinge cracked, but holding tight; Vol. III front top part of hinge cracked and chipped on top corner; moisture stain to bottom, outside front cover of Vol. I and smaller area on bottom of Vol. II. Small (1cm) tear/missing fragment to top margin of p. 103 (no text infringement) of Vol. I. Pale staining to bottom margin of several pages and foldout of Vol. I. Some light scattered foxing and offsetting around plates. Some insect damage to last page of text, 2 foldouts and inside rear cover of Vol. I. Bindings rubbed and worn; corners and edges showing; overall a very good set. First English edition of Kotzebue's first voyage, the second Russian circumnavigation. Von Kotzebue commanded the ship Rurick and sailed to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Chile, Easter Island, and the Marshall Islands, Tahiti, Pitcairn, Radack and Kamtchatka. The expedition ventured up the North American coast and Hawaii, and searched unsuccessfully for a passage to the Arctic Ocean. This edition contains plates and maps not in the first Russian edition of 1821-23. One of the most important early nineteenth century voyages, its primary objectives were the exploration of the Pacific islands and the finding of a northern passage from the Pacific to the Arctic. Includes charts of the North Pacific coasts of Asia and America, the Aleutians, St. Lawrence Island, and the Bering Strait where Kotzebue Sound was discovered and named for the explorer. PLEASE NOTE THAT ADDITIONAL SHIPMENT CHARGES APPLY. PLEASE PROVIDE POSTAL CODE WHEN REQUESTING SHIPMENT ESTIMATE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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