Oct 16, 2018 - Sale 2488

Sale 2488 - Lot 230

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GOLOVNIN, VASILIJ MIKHAILOVICH. Narrative of My Captivity in Japan, during the Years 1811, 1812 & 1813; with Observations on the Country and the People. [4], 302; [2], 348, [2] pages, including final ad leaf in second volume. 2 volumes. 8vo, 212x132 mm, 19th-century 1/2 sheep, rebacked; scattered stains. Later 19th-century stamp of the Kaiserliches Marine-Lazareth zu Yokohama and conspicuous German inscription on titles. London: (Schulze and Dean for) Henry Colburn, 1818

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first edition in english. Golovnin was taken prisoner by the Japanese during a surveying expedition in the Northern Pacific for the Russian Admiralty.