Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Peformed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom...in the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28.
Description: A New Edition. 3 maps, 2 folding, 1 double-page. 23 plates, 4 of which are lithographs and double-page. 2 vols. 8vo, modern 3/4 calf, gilt spines; (head of spine of volume I worn and calf covers rubbed, back corner of volume II lightly worn, otherwise very good). London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. Second Octavo Edition.
Comments: Internally a bright and tight copy. "Beechey account includes details on the Bounty mutiny taken from the narrative of John Adams, the last surviving mutineer on Pitcairn IslandBeechey's party was commissioned to rendezvous with Captain Franklin, who was proceeding westward along the northern coast of Canada in a attempt to find the Northwest Passage. The two groups came within 150 miles of one another, almost completing the survey of the coastline." Howell 50:16. "Interesting accounts of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest." Howes B-309. Hill, p. 19. Lada-Mocarski 95. Zamorano Eighty 4. Cowan p. 42. Sabin 4347. Staton and Tremaine 1476.Binding: hardcover
Book ID: 158699