San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1955. First edition thus (originally printed in 1830); limited to 350 copies. Hardcover. Quarto; (2), 79pp, map. A Near Fine copy (handsome owner bookplate to front pastedown) in original 1/4 white parchment and gray boards printed in red in mylar jacket with a couple of closed tears. Item #18555
Based on Kotzebue's A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Originally published by Frederic Shoberl of London in 1830 and printed from the then-unique copy of the original edition held by the Bancroft Library. The book is an appeal to the British Government to extend her settlements in the Pacific Northwest to forestall the Russians. - BCC 90.