BURNEY, JAMES. 1750-1821.
A Chronological History of North-Eastern Voyages of Discovery; and of the early Eastern Navigations of the Russians. London: Luke Hansard & Sons, for Payne and Foss, and John Murray, 1819.
8vo (210 x 128 mm). viii, 310 pp. 2 folding maps. Period half calf gilt over marbled boards. F.f.e. working loose, light rubbing, a nice copy.
Provenance: Homer Loring (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION OF THIS EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNT OF COOK'S THIRD VOYAGE. Burney sailed as Rear Admiral aboard the Resolution and lieutenant on the Discovery before being transferred to the Resolution on Clerke's death. Originally intended to be an appendix to Burney's Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea (London, 1803-17), the work contains accounts of the voyages and explorations of Bering, Tschirikow, Cook, and others. Hill 223; Howes B-1001; Sabin 9386; Streeter sale 3510.