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Voyages Round The World; by  Edmund FANNING - First Edition - 1833 - from Heritage Book Shop, LLC and Biblio.com

Voyages Round The World;

by FANNING, Edmund

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First Edition in Original Boards FANNING, Edmund. Voyages Round The World; With Selected Sketches of Voyages to the South Seas, North and South Pacific Oceans, China, Etc., Preformed Under the Command and Agency of the Author. Also, Information Relating to Important Late Discoveries; Between the Years 1792 and 1832, Together with the Report of the Commander of the First American Exploration, Patronised by the United States Government, in the Brigs Seraph and Annawan, to the Southern Hemisphere. New York: Collins & Hannay, 1833. First Edition. Octavo (9 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches; 232 x 146 mm). xii, 13-499, [3, blank] pp. With five engraved plates, two of which are folding. Original quarter blue cloth over drab boards. Original paper spine label, lettered in black. Top edge grey, others uncut. Corners slightly bumped. Top of spine with a small chip at the corner. Paper label rubbed, Some light foxing. Two previous owner's bookplates on front pastedown. A very good copy. "Captain Fanning of Stonington, Connecticut, sailed for the South Seas in 1792 on a voyage for sealskins. During the next twenty-five years he made voyage to the Pacific and around the world., visiting Australia, the desolate lands of South Georgia, and the islands of Fiji, Tonga, and the Marquesas. He discovered several islands, including one that still bears his name, lying 1200 miles south of Honolulu. Included is an account of the first American naval exploring expedition to the southern hemisphere, 1829-30, sponsored by the U.S. government and commanded by Benjamin Pendleton." (Hill, 581). Howes F27. Sabin 23780. Hill, 581. HBS 64802. $2,850

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