Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 44

Price Realized: $ 552
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(ARCTIC.) Beechey, Frederick W. 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. 3 maps, 23 plates. xxii, 472; iv, 452 pages. 2 volumes. 8vo, modern 1/2 calf in period style; minor foxing, minor dampstaining to a few plates; Edinger bookplate. London, 1831

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Second octavo edition of a work first published the same year in quarto format. The Blossom was dispatched by the Admiralty as a relief ship for the Parry and Franklin expeditions but did not rendezvous with either. Beechey's book is notable for its descriptions of the northwest coast of Alaska as well as for content relating to Pitcairn Island, Hawaii, and California. Arctic Bibliography 1228n; Forbes 774; Howes B309; Lande 944.