BEECHEY (FREDERICK WILLIAM) Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: performed in H.M.S. Blossom, FIRST EDITION, 1831
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BEECHEY (FREDERICK WILLIAM) Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: performed in H.M.S. Blossom, FIRST EDITION, 1831
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BEECHEY (FREDERICK WILLIAM)
Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: performed in H.M.S. Blossom... in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28, 2 parts in one vol., FIRST EDITION, half-title, 23 engraved plates, 3 engraved maps (2 folding), errata slip, without advertisement leaf, fore-margins of half-title strengthened with archival tape, some light dampstaining to plates, short tear repaired touching image of one plate, early half calf, rubbed [Forbes 772; Hill 93; Howes B309; Sabin 4347], 4to (273 x 202mm.), Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831

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  • "Beechey's book is one of the most valuable of modern voyages and relates extensive visits to Pitcairn Island, Easter Island, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Society Islands, the Mangareva (Gambier islands), and Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California" (Hill). It provides important accounts of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest, the Eskimos of the north and Beechey's meeting with John Adams, the last survivor of the mutiny on the Bounty.
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