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[AMERICANA]. HEARNE, SAMUEL: - Resa til Norra Americas Ishaf. Stockholm, Johan Pfeiffer, 1798.

. Pp. (vi), 202. A Swedish version of "A journey from Prince of Wales's ... " London 1795. The translation is based on a German edition by Sprengel (Hamburg 1797). Samuel Hearne was the first white man to reach the Arctic Ocean overland. His manuscript was found by the French navigator La Perouse when he captured Fort Albany, Hudson's Bay, in 1782-82. Cf Sabin 31181. BOUND WITH: LE LONG (editor): En obekant engelsmans resor bland Canadas wildar. Pp. (ii), 158. A Swedish abridgement. Translated by Prof. G. Forster from a German edition (Berlin 1792). AND: UMFREVILLE, EDVARD: Beskrifning om Hudsons Baye och dess tilgränsande wildar. Pp. (ii), 159-208, (2). An abridgment of Umfreville's narrative of Hudson's Bay, translated into Swedish based on a German edition (Leipzig 1791). Cf Sabin 97702. Contemporary boards, stained and spine chipped. Binding shaken. Old ownership signature on title. A few leaves with water staining.
EUR 240.00 [Appr.: US$ 290.93 | £UK 216.5 | JP¥ 30305] Book number 29012

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