WITH AN ACCOUNT OF PITCAIRN AND ITS INHABITANTS

Beechey, Captain Frederick William: NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC AND BEERING'S STRAIT, to co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the Command of Captain F. W. Beechey, R.N. F.R.S. &c. in the Years, 1825, 26, 27, 28. Published by Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. 2 vols., First 8vo Edition; Vol. I, pp. [iii]-xxviii, 472; 3 charts (2 folding), 13 plates, 1 text illust.; Vol. II, pp. iv, 330, [ii](title to appendix), 331-452; 10 plates (4 folding), 6 appendices (including Esquimaux vocabulary); bound without half-titles in full contemporary calf (rebacked; some foxing & browning of plates, but a very good set); very scarce. London; Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley; 1831.
***Du Rietz 68; Ferguson 1419. This octavo edition was preceded by a quarto edition (the so-called "Admiralty Edition") of the same year (see Ferguson 1418). The work includes an account of Pitcairn Island and its inhabitants (including 3 plates), also Tahiti and other Pacific islands, Kotzebue Sound, San Francisco and an account of China. #34918

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