Lot 557

LISIANSKY [or LYSIANSKYI], Yury Federovich (1773-1837). A Voyage Round the World, London, 1814, unbound. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH.

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LISIANSKY [or LYSIANSKYI], Yury Federovich (1773-1837).  A Voyage round the World, in the Years 1803, 5, 5, and 6; Performed, by Order of His Imperial Majesty, Alexander the First, Emperor of Russia, in the Ship Neva. London: Printed for John Booth ... and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814. 4to (288 x 225mm). 13 engraved and aquatint plates and charts, of which 10 hand-coloured and 2 folding, tables (lacks the portrait and all after p.386 [i.e. final leaf of "Appendix, No. IV], a few marginal tears without loss, some mainly marginal spotting and staining). Unbound, but stitching intact, uncut. Provenance: "William [?]Measam, Jan 1st 1843" (large calligraphic signature on front blank); "Abraham Turner. His Book presented to him by his Sister Hannah June 14th 1857 when about to sail to South Australia in the Ship Oregon" (inscription on front blank); "James and Hannah Barnett. Thare[sic] Book 1843" (further inscription in a different hand on front blank). FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of this account of the earliest Russian circumnavigation of the world, translated by the author, and important for its descriptions of the Northwest coast of America, Alaska and Hawaii. Abbey Travel 4; Arctic Bibliography 10209; Brunet III, 14: "Cette relation doit être jointe à celle du capitaine Krusenstern"; Forbes 443; Hill 1026; Howes L372b; Kroepelien Bibliotheca Polynesia 740; Sabin 41416. RARE.

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