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(ARCTIC--ALASKA.) Krascheninnikoff, Stephan Petrovich. The History of Kamtschatka. 2 folding maps, 4 (of 5) plates. 4to, modern 1/2 morocco with chipped early spine label laid down; minor foxing and soiling, 6 leaves coming loose, old repairs to inner margin of index leaves, later newspaper clipping pasted to flyleaf; library bookplate with release stamp on front pastedown, inked John Carter Brown stamp on title page. (JCB) Glocester, England, 1764
first english edition. An abridged translation of a 1755 Russian narrative. Chapter IV describes "that part of America which lies directly east from Kamtschatka," based on notes by Georg Wilhelm Steller. "One of the earliest accounts of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands"--Hill 948. Arctic Bibliography 9264; Howes K265 ("aa"); Lada-Mocarski 12 (note); Sabin 38301; Wickersham 12 (note).
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