Sale 624 Lot 30
* BURNEY, James. A Chronological History of North-Eastern Voyages of Discovery; and of the Early Eastern Navigations of the Russians. London: Printed by Luke Hansard & Sons for Payne & Foss; and John Murray, 1819.
8vo (227 x 138 mm). 2 engraved folding maps. Original boards uncut (spine repaired with some chipping to joints and label).
FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL BOARDS of the important companion volume to Burney's Chronological History of the Discoveries in the South Sea (1803-17). It includes Burney's eyewitness account of Cook's third voyage (see lot 48). Burney sailed as Rear Admiral aboard the Resolution and lieutenant on the Discovery before being transferred to the Resolution on Clerke's death. This volume contains an intimate account of Cook's third voyage, including a moving first person account of Cook's death. The two maps are of the north coast of Asia and Barents Sea. Forbes 491; Hill 223; Holmes 82; Howes B-1001; Mitchell Cook 1657-8; Sabin 9386; Streeter sale 3510; Strathern 80.