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SIMPSON, George. (?1786/7-1860). Narrative of a Journey Round the World, During the Years 1841 and 1842. London: F. Schoberl jun. for Henry Colburn, 1847.

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SIMPSON, George. (?1786/7-1860). Narrative of a Journey Round the World, During the Years 1841 and 1842. London: F. Schoberl jun. for Henry Colburn, 1847.

2 volumes, 8o (235 x 147 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece and lithographed folding map by J. Netherclift and Son with Simpson's route hand-colored in red. Diagram in the text. 24-page publisher's catalogue bound in at the end of vol. I. Original cloth, covers blocked in blind with an Islamic design, spine blocked in blind and lettered in gilt (lightly rubbed and staining, fading to spines). Provenance: John Halkett, (1768-1852) governor of Bermuda (presentation inscription on verso of front free endpaper and autograph letter signed by the author to Halkett, loosely inserted in v.1 [see below]).

FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY GEORGE SIMPSON. The account of "Simpson's famous 'overland' expedition around the globe." (Hill 1572); Howes S-495; Sabin 81343. -- [Laid in:] SIMPSON. Autograph letter signed ("G. Simpson") to John Halkett, Liverpool, 20 April no year. 1p., 8vo. "I have left upon the Board Room Table a Copy of the Book to your address of which I beg your acceptance..." (Hill 1572); Howes S-495; Sabin 81343. (2)

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