BELLINGSHAUSEN (FABIAN GOTTLIEB von) The Voyage of Captain Bellingshausen to the Antarctic Seas 1819-1821, 2 vol., The Hakluyt Society, 1945
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RUSSIAN EXPLORING EXPEDITION, 1819-1821. BELLINGSHAUSEN (FABIAN GOTTLIEB von) The Voyage of Captain Bellingshausen to the Antarctic Seas 1819-1821, 2 vol., The Hakluyt Society, 1945
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RUSSIAN EXPLORING EXPEDITION, 1819-1821
BELLINGSHAUSEN (FABIAN GOTTLIEB von) The Voyage of Captain Bellingshausen to the Antarctic Seas 1819-1821, 2 vol., edited by Frank Debenham, frontispieces, half-titles, 2 folding maps loosely inserted in pockets at end of each volume, 53 plates (8 folding), publisher's pictorial blue cloth gilt, DUST-JACKETS, faded, with slight chips at head and foot of spine [Conrad, p.21; Hill 112; Renard 430; Rosove 33.A1; Spence 117; Taurus 3; OCLC 10870035], 8vo, The Hakluyt Society, 1945

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  • A GOOD BRIGHT COPY IN THE RARE DUST-JACKETS of the first published English translation of the original 1831 Russian language edition, describing "one of the greatest of the voyages in the South Seas and the Antarctic" (Hill). It was edited by Frank Debenham, first Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute, the translation redone from one originally commissioned by W.S. Bruce, leader of the Scotia expedition, 1902-04. The first Hakluyt Society publication after World War II, only 500 copies were printed, and copies in fine condition are scarce.
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