Sale 16BP02 | Lot 4

[ALASKA] BAER, KARL ERNST VON & HELMERSEN, G.V. Beiträge zur Kenntniss des Russischen Reiches und der angränzenden Länder Asiens.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Photographs
[ALASKA]  BAER, KARL ERNST VON and HELMERSEN, G.V. Beiträge zur Kenntniss des Russischen Reiches und der angränzenden Länder Asiens.

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Lot 4

St Petersburg: [Academy of Science], 1839-44. Ten parts in five volumes, contemporary green morocco backed marbled boards. 8 1/2 x 5 inches (22 x 13.5 cm); Parts 1-6 & 9-10 with general title and dated section title, the others with general title only. Part 1 with folding table and map; Part 2 with folding map; Part 3 with 2 folding tables; Part 4 with folding view and 2 hand-colored folding maps; Part 5 with 3 folding maps; Part 6 with 3 folding plates; Part 7 with 1 folding chart; Part 8 with 5 folding tables and 5 folding plates; Part 9 & 10 with no insertions. Explorers Club bookplate and that of Robert James Shuttlesworth, blindstamps to titles and plates, ink numerals to first leaf, the cover of the first volume detached and the spine nearly detached, other wear to bindings, sold as a periodical and not subject to return.
This title is rarely encountered in extended runs. The opening section offers the Russian perspective of Alaska under the title Statistiche und ethnographische Nachrichten uber die Russischen Besitzungen an der Nordwestkuste von Amerika. Sabin 2711.

C The Explorers Club Collection

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Sold for $8,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Sold for $8,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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