SARYCHEV, GAVRILA ANDREYEVICH. 1763-1831.
Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the North-East of Siberia, the Frozen Ocean, and the North-East Sea. London: for Richard Phillips, 1806-1807.
2 volumes bound in 1. 8vo (210 x 131 mm). 70; 80,  pp. 3 folding engraved plates, 2 hand-colored aquatint engraved plates. Modern green levant over marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine label. A few instances of light foxing, minor worming to first two signatures, mainly affecting lower margin and repaired on first 3 leaves, spine sunned.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Sarychev was the surveyor on this expedition commissioned by Catherine II and commanded by Joseph Billings, during which Alaska and the Aleutians were carefully charted for the first time. Hill p 267; Howes S-117; Sabin 77126.