Sale 624 Lot 12

* BEECHEY, Frederick William (1796-1856) and Henry William BEECHEY (1788-1789). Proceedings of the Expedition to explore the Northern Coast of Africa, from Tripoly eastward; in 1821 and 1822. London: John Murray, 1828.

4to (290 x 215 mm). Folding map, 8 plans, 13 aquatint plates (1 folding and 2 hand-colored); errata slip, advertisements. (Very slight pale spotting, mostly marginal.) Publisher's grey boards uncut (expertly rehinged, a few chips at spine ends and to label). Provenance: Sir Joseph Radcliffe, Bart., Rudding Park (armorial bookplate).

FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL BOARDS of Beechey's account of the Admiralty expedition by HMS Adventure under the command of Capt. W. H. Smyth, instructed to survey the coast of Libya from Tripoli to Bengazi along the Gulf of Sirte. Abbey Travel 305; Dawson, pp. 111-115.

Estimate $600-800

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