[BILLINGS, JOSEPH, COMMODORE.] An account of a geographical and astronomical expedition to the northern parts of Russia ... by Commodore Joseph Billings, in the years 1785, &c. to 1794. London: T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1802.
4to (274 x 206 mm). xxvi, , 332, 58 pp. Half-title, errata. Large folding map and 14 engraved plates. Modern quarter calf over old marbled boards. Some spotting to margins of text and plates, small worm trail to bottom margin of first half, overall clean.
Provenance: Rev. I.G. Spurgeon (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of the first and fullest account of the Billings expedition, sent out from Russia to the north Pacific, on which Sauer traveled as secretary. The appendices include vocabularies of the Yukagir, Yakut, and Tungus languages. Hill p 268; Howes S117; Pilling 3489; Sabin 77152.