TO THE PACIFIC AND ARCTIC WITH BEECHEY. Lieutenant George Peard.

TO THE PACIFIC AND ARCTIC WITH BEECHEY.

The journal of Lieutenant George Peard of H.M.S. 'Blossom', 1825-1828. Edited by Barry M. Gough. Pp. x+272, frontispiece portrait plus 3 plates, 4 maps (one folding double-sided, one double and one full page), appendix, select bibliography, index; demy 8vo; blue cloth, lettered & decorated in gilt and ruled in blind, the boards a trifle canted, top fore-corner of lower board faintly bruised; dust wrapper, edges a trifle rubbed, the back panel slightly soiled; edges of leaves faintly foxed; Cambridge University Press for The Hakluyt Society, Cambridge, 1973. Hakluyt Second Series, No. 143. *Journal of the voyage under Captain Frederick William Beechey, one of the most comprehensive British naval voyages to the Pacific since the days of Cook. Includes descriptions of Pitcairn and its inhabitants, plus the Gambier, Tahitian and Hawaiian groups; and several references to whales and whaling. Item #156537

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