BEECHEY, FREDERICK WILLIAM. 1796-1856.
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
in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. 2 volumes. [iii]-xxi, , , 392; [iii]-vii, , 393-742 pp. Errata slip. 3 engraved maps (2 folding) and 23 engraved plates. 4to (262 x 200 mm). Later quarter morocco, spines gilt. Foxing to plates and ends, one plate trimmed to margins and relaid on new sheet (another plate slightly short, apparently supplied), a little soiling to first title-page, spines sunned.
First edition. Beechey intended to meet Sir John Franklin and Captain Parry but Franklin was forced to turn back by adverse weather conditions. Forbes 772; Hill 93; Howes B-309; Sabin 4347.