1826 Voyage of H.M.S Blonde
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Fine Binding, Illustrated
Collated, complete, with a frontispiece and fourteen plates. Two of the maps are folding.
A detailed account of this travel regarding Lord Byron's expedition to the Sandwich Islands. This was Byron's final expedition and was to convey to the Hawaiian Islands the remains of their King Kamehameha II and his Queen who died from measles during their state visit to England.
Byron was accompanied on this voyage by several naturalists including Edward Belcher. He toured the islands and recorded his observations. On this return journey Byron discovered and charted the Malden Island, which he named after his surveying officer and the island of Mauke which he named 'Parry Island'.
The papers of this voyage were collected by Richard Bloxam and then edited by Maria Graham.
Captain George Anson Byron was the cousin of poet Lord Byron and succeeded to his title.
Abbey Travel 597; Borda de Moraes I p.121; Hill (1974) pp.309-10; Sabin 100816.
In a later full speckled calf binding. Externally, in an excellent condition with just a few light marks to the rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright. Light tidemarks to the fore-margin from the start to Gathering C. Spotting to the edges of gathering F-H. Otherwise, just the odd spot to pages.
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