Voyage en Siberie… [with] Histoire et Description du Kamchatka… [and] Antidote, ou examen du mauvais livre superbement imprimé intitulé "Voyage en Siberie…" Abbé Jean CHAPPE D'AUTEROCHE, Stepan Petrovich KRASHENINNIKOV.
Voyage en Siberie… [with] Histoire et Description du Kamchatka… [and] Antidote, ou examen du mauvais livre superbement imprimé intitulé "Voyage en Siberie…".
Voyage en Siberie… [with] Histoire et Description du Kamchatka… [and] Antidote, ou examen du mauvais livre superbement imprimé intitulé "Voyage en Siberie…".
Voyage en Siberie… [with] Histoire et Description du Kamchatka… [and] Antidote, ou examen du mauvais livre superbement imprimé intitulé "Voyage en Siberie…".
Voyage en Siberie… [with] Histoire et Description du Kamchatka… [and] Antidote, ou examen du mauvais livre superbement imprimé intitulé "Voyage en Siberie…".

Voyage en Siberie… [with] Histoire et Description du Kamchatka… [and] Antidote…
Voyage en Siberie… [with] Histoire et Description du Kamchatka… [and] Antidote, ou examen du mauvais livre superbement imprimé intitulé "Voyage en Siberie…".

Amsterdam: chez Marc-Michel Rey, 1769-1771.

Three works together in six volumes, duodecimo, maps and engravings, many folding; contemporary calf, spines gilt with double labels, small library tickets; an excellent and attractive set.

Voyages in Siberia: the essential early works, in a fine uniform set

The first two works, in four volumes, constitute Chappe d'Auteroche's famous account of his voyage to Siberia, and his translation of Krasheninnikov's history of Kamchatka, which were first published in French as a quarto voyage in Paris in 1768. The two works are among the earliest of any descriptions published of Siberia and Kamchatka, as well as the Aleutians and the Northwest coast. Although this is the third edition of Krashennikov's text, the versions in French, German and English were all abridgements and this was the first full translation directly from the Russian which had appeared in 1755. This edition is scarce: it is not, for example, held in the Hill collection, although their catalogue says of the earlier edition that the history of Kamchatka in two volumes is "of great importance, as it relates very considerably to Alaska and the northwest coast of America…".

The first two works, in four volumes, constitute Chappe d'Auteroche's famous account of his voyage to Siberia, and his translation of Krasheninnikov's history of Kamchatka, which were first published in French as a quarto voyage in Paris in 1768. The two works are among the earliest of any descriptions published of Siberia and Kamchatka, as well as the Aleutians and the Northwest coast. Although this is the third edition of Krashennikov's text, the versions in French, German and English were all abridgements and this was the first full translation directly from the Russian which had appeared in 1755. This edition is scarce: it is not, for example, held in the Hill collection, although their catalogue says of the earlier edition that the history of Kamchatka in two volumes is "of great importance, as it relates very considerably to Alaska and the northwest coast of America…".

The Chappe d'Auteroche work is here in its second edition. Catherine II is supposed to have been enraged by the book, and the "Antidote", which constitutes the last two volumes in this set, is sometimes attributed to her and the writer Schouwaloff; certainly it was first published in St. Petersburg.

These three separate works were issued by the same printer over three years, but are independent treatises; that the final work in two volumes is an essential component of a complete set is shown by its half-title page which describes it as "Antidote. Première Partie. Ou tôme cinquième des Voyages en Sibérie".

Brunet, I:1798; Sabin, 38304.

Condition Report: One volume a little worn at top of spine; in fine condition.

Price (AUD): $6,400.00

US$4,574.36   Other currencies

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