FANNING, EDMUND. 1769-1841.
Voyages Round the World; with Selected Sketches of Voyages to the South Seas, North and South Pacific Oceans, China, etc. New York: Collins & Hannay, 1833. 8vo (229 x 139 mm). 499 pp. 5 lithograph plates (2 folding). Modern calf over marbled boards, spine with black and red gilt-lettered labels. Title with tears in gutter margin, some foxing, a few leaves with corners repaired, folding plates with repaired tears and/or reinforced folds to verso.
FIRST EDITION. An account of the first American naval exploration to the southern hemisphere in 1829-1830, the first exploring expedition sponsored by the U.S. government. Forbes 839; Hill pp 100-101; Howes F-27; Sabin 23780.