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* BELCHER, Edward, Sir (1799-1877). Narrative of a Voyage Round the World, performed in Her Majesty's Ship Sulphur,... 1836-1842. London: Henry Colburn, 1843.
2 volumes, 8vo (235 x 147 mm). 3 folding maps in Vol. I rear cover pocket, 19 engraved plates, engraved vignettes in text; advertisements dated February 1843. Publisher's blind- and gilt-stamped blue cloth, partly unopened (spines and rear cover vol. I very slightly sunned).
FIRST EDITION. A fine set of this important surveying voyage to the Pacific, with valuable descriptions of the California and Alaska coasts and of Hawaii. The attractive views include one of Honolulu and another of Mount St. Elias. Ferguson 3564; Forbes 1377; Hill 102; Howes B-318; Lada-Mocarski 117; Sabin 4390; Wickersham 6543a.