Apr 07, 2022 - Sale 2600

Sale 2600 - Lot 2

Price Realized: $ 469
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(ALASKA.) William Coxe. Account of the Russian Discoveries between Asia and America. 4 folding maps. xxii, 344, [16] pages including leaf of publisher's ads. 4to, later buckram, worn, rebacked in calf; hinges split, 3-inch early repair to frontispiece map, lacking the view of a Chinese town facing page 211; early signature of a Major Jeffries on title page, perforated library stamps on title and page 51. London, 1780

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First edition of a history compiled by an English scholar in St. Petersburg. "Recounts the principal Russian discoveries and explorations made in northwestern America in their attempts to open communications with Alaska and the Aleutian Islands"--Hill 391. "A result of contemporary and authoritative sources translated into English, not to be overlooked by scholars and collectors alike"--Lada-Mocarski 29. Without the 1787 supplement, often found bound in. Howes C834; Sabin 17309; Streeter sale VI:3492.