SIMPSON, GEORGE. 1792-1860.
Narrative of a Journey Round the World, During the Years 1841 and 1842. London: Henry Colburn, 1847.
2 volumes. 8vo (221 x 136 mm). [xii], 438; vii, 469 pp. Frontispiece portrait volume 1, large folding map. Period quarter calf, spines gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Map repaired with some losses to title and top edge, spotting to portrait, boards scuffed, wear to spines, joint starting upper cover vol 1.
Provenance: R.B. Girdlestone (ownership inscription vol 1); "Aedes Carthusianae in usum Carthusianorum" (armorial bookplate vol 2).
FIRST EDITION. Volume one describes Simpson's voyages to Vancouver, Sitka, San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Barbara, and Hawaii. Volume two describes his journey across Siberia and Russia to St. Petersburg. Hill p 274; Howes S495; Sabin 81343.