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FANNING, Edmund (1769-1841). Voyages Round the World; with selected sketches of Voyages to the South Seas, North and South Pacific Oceans, China, Etc.,... also, information relating to important late discoveries; between the years 1792 and 1832. New York: Collins & Hannay, 1833.
8° (237 x 145mm). 5 lithographic plates, 2 folding. Original publisher's grey boards backed in green cloth, printed paper spine label, green quarter calf slipcase with inner chemise.
FIRST EDITION IN NEAR MINT CONDITION. Fanning's account proved immediately popular and fine copies are increasingly rare. The accounts of sealing in the Antarctic in the South Shetlands, South Georgia and near the Antarctic Peninsula are by Pendleton, Palmer and the other captains of his sealing fleet out of Stonington. Hill, p. 100. Rosove 119.
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