FANNING (EDMUND) Voyages round the world, FIRST EDITION, New York, Collins & Hannay, 1833
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FANNING (EDMUND) Voyages round the world, FIRST EDITION, New York, Collins & Hannay, 1833
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FANNING (EDMUND)
Voyages Round the World; with Selected Sketches of Voyages to the South Seas, North and South Pacific Oceans, China, etc., Performed Under the Command of the Author. Also, Information Relating to Important Late Discoveries; Between the Years 1792 and 1832, first edition, 5 lithographed plates (2 folding), uncut in original boards, rebacked with paper label [Conrad p.35; Forbes 839; Hill 581; Howes F27; Renard 518; Rosove 119.Al; Sabin 23780; Spence 454; OCLC 1109837], 8vo (237 x 153mm.), New York, Collins & Hannay, 1833

Footnotes

  • Fanning owned several whaling and sealing ships, basing this work on the reports of his crews who had explored the South Shetlands and other Antarctic islands, in search of new sources of furs and oil. Included is an account of the first United States naval exploring expedition to the southern seas in 1829-30, commanded by Benjamin Pendleton. The book was extremely popular and immediately sold out (Rosove). See illustration overleaf.

    Provenance: Christies, 26 September 2002, lot 22; Martin L. Greene (Seattle).
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