San Francisco, CA: The Private Press of Thomas C. Russell, 1927. First Edition Thus, Limited to 260 copies; this copy unnumbered/signed. Hardcover. 4to. xiv, 158 pp. Folding map; facsimiles of original German and English edition title-pages, 2 portraits (of Langsdorff and Rezanov), 5 plates from engravings in the original German edition of 1812. Publisher's 20-page prospectus laid in. Tan cloth spine over blue paper boards in blue dustjacket; paper title labels to spines; extra spine label tipped in at rear. A Fine copy in a fine dustjacket, with a hint of age toning. Item #18563
'Being that division of Doctor Georg H. von Langsdorff''s 'Bemerkungen auf Einer Reise um die Welt,' when as personal physician, he accompanied Rezanov to Nueva California from Sitka, Alaska, and back. An English Translation, Revised, with the Teutonisms of the Original Hispaniolized, Russianized, or Anglisized.' Includes a reproduction of the first published view of San Francisco. (Howes L81; Cowan p.382; Hill, 970; Rocq 15908).