Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 34

Price Realized: $ 780
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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(CANADA/ARCTIC.) Krascheninnikoff, Stephan Petrovich. The History of Kamtschatka. 2 folding maps, 5 plates. 4to, contemporary calf, worn, joints broken; free endpapers detached, minor staining on a few leaves, closed tear on leaf S2. Glocester, England, 1764

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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).