BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108
Belcher | Narrative of a voyage round the world, 1843
Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP
BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108#
Narrative of a voyage round the world, performed in Her Majesty’s Ship Sulphur, during the years 1836-1842, including details of the naval operations in China, from Dec. 1840, to Nov. 1841. London: Henry Colburn, 1843
FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 8vo, (225 x 140mm.), 3 folding maps in pocket of volume 1, 19 lithographed plates, contemporary blue cloth (possibly a presentation binding), yellow endpapers, gilt edges
THE DEDICATEE’S COPY. Edward Belcher (1799-1877) took over command of HMS Sulphur when the previous captain, Frederick Beechey (see lots 97-101), fell ill at Valparaiso, Chile.
Hill (2004) 102; Sabin 4390
Thomas Hamilton, 9th Earl of Haddington (1780–1858), the dedicatee
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