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.... Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832.
8vo. vi, , 493 pp. Engraved folding map laid in. Original red cloth over boards, printed paper spine label. Uncut, light foxing, repaired tear and signature to f.f.e.p., spine sunned and creased, wear to boards.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Includes early accounts of Monterey and San Francisco before the American Conquest, but also Alaska, Hawaii, Pitcairn Island, Macao, Okinawa, the Society Islands, Tahiti, etc. Hill considers this one of the most valuable of modern voyages. The map supplied from earlier London edition. Forbes 803; Hill p 19 (London ed); Howes B309; Sabin 4347; Zamorano 80 4 (London ed).