ROQUEFEUIL, CAMILLE DE. 1781-1831.
Journal d'un voyage autour du monde, pendant les années 1816, 1817, 1818 et 1819. Paris: Lesage; Gide; Ponthieu, 1823.
2 volumes. 8vo (197 x 123 mm). xlix, [1 errata], 344; , 407 pp. Half-titles. Period sheep backed marbled boards. Lacking maps, scattered light foxing, spines rubbed with a few small chips, scuffs to boards colored in.
WITH: A Voyage Round the World, between the Years 1816-1819. London: for Sir Richard Phillips, 1823. 8vo (211 x 124 mm). 112 pp. Modern quarter cloth. Leaves toned.
FIRST EDITION AND FIRST ENGLISH EDITION OF THE SOLE ACCOUNT OF THIS VOYAGE TO CALIFORNIA AND THE NORTHWEST COAST. The French expedition, commanded by Roquefeuil, covered the Pacific including Hawaii and the Marquesas, as well as the west coast of America. The work provides much detail of the Pacific Northwest Indian tribes. Cowan I p 195; Forbes 569, 570; Hill p 259; Sabin 73149, 73150.