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Specialists Polar Exploration, Western Canadiana, Mountaineering, Voyages, Charles Van Sandwyk
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826 16 Ave NW
Calgary
Alberta
Canada
T2M 0J9
Contact Cameron Treleaven Katie Yablecki
Telephone +1 403 282 5832
Fax +1 403 289 0814
Specialists Polar Exploration, Western Canadiana, Mountaineering, Voyages, Charles Van Sandwyk
Aquila Books
Stand G13

Kotzebue, Otto Von

Entdeckungs-Reise in Die Sߤ-See Und Nach Der Berings-Strasse. Unternommen in Den Jahren 1815, 1816, 1817 Und 1818. Auf Dem Schiffe Rurick, Weimar: Gebrߤer Hoffmann, 1821

1st edition, 3rd variant.. xviii, 168; 176; 240pp. Quarto. Contemporary half calf binding with marble boards. Blind stamped gilt spine with raised bars. Three volumes bound in one. Printed on fine velinpapier. Six engraved maps of which five are fold-out; twenty aquatint plates of which nineteen are finely handcolored, and four are folding. Two folding letterpress tables. This special edition includes the exceptionally coloured butterfly plates which were excluded from the English and Russian editions.

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An elaborate account of Kotzebue's second Russian scientific expedition, and arguably one of the great Pacific exploratory voyages. "Early original source material on Alaska. The third volume is very important as it has considerable scientific data, comparative vocabulary of the native languages, and other pertinent, often unique, information" (Lada-Mocarski, 289). A fantastic copy, and one of only 88 subscribers editions.

Bibliography
Lada-Mocarski 80. Sabin 38284. Zamorano Eighty 48.
£6,800