Lot 152 of 522:
The Rezanov Voyage to Nueva California in 1806  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$240
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Langsdorff's Narrative of the Rezanov Voyage to Nueva California in 1806
Author:
Langsdorff, Georg Heinrich von
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
Thomas C. Russell
Date:
1927
Description:

Translated by Thomas C. Russell. xiv, 158 pp. Illustrated with a folding map, facsimiles of original German and English edition title-pages, two portraits (of Langsdorff and Rezanov), and five plates from engravings in the original German edition of 1812. (8vo) original linen-backed blue boards, paper spine label, edges untrimmed, in blue dust wrapper with paper spine label. No. 67 of 260 copies, signed by the translator. Also includes rare 20 page advance announcement.

Langsdorff was a naturalist with Kruzenshtern on his voyage around the world. This volume reprints the California-related portion of his work, and includes a reproduction of the first published view of San Francisco, which was issued with the original German edition but not its English translation. Howes L81; Cowan p.382; Hill, 970; Rocq 15908.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some fading and toning to dust wrapper, fading to edges of boards; some internal toning, ex-libris of Roger K. Larson on front pastedown; overall very good.
 
Item number:
305650
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