Item #5000408 Memoir of the celebrated admiral [Ivan Fedorovitch] Adam John de Krusenstern: The First Russian Circumnavigator, translated from the German by his daughter Madame Charlotte Bernhardi, and edited by Rear-Admiral Sir John Ross…. Charlotte KRUSENSTERN. BERNHARDI.
Memoir of the celebrated admiral [Ivan Fedorovitch] Adam John de Krusenstern: The First Russian Circumnavigator, translated from the German by his daughter Madame Charlotte Bernhardi, and edited by Rear-Admiral Sir John Ross…

Memoir of the celebrated admiral [Ivan Fedorovitch] Adam John de Krusenstern…
Memoir of the celebrated admiral [Ivan Fedorovitch] Adam John de Krusenstern: The First Russian Circumnavigator, translated from the German by his daughter Madame Charlotte Bernhardi, and edited by Rear-Admiral Sir John Ross…

London: Longmans, Green, Brown, and Longman, 1856.

Octavo, with engraved portrait, very good in the original green cloth, front cover titled in gilt.

Krusenstern, memorialised by his daughter, edited by Sir John Ross

The only early memoir of Ivan Fedorovitch Krusenstern and a remarkably rare book. This biography of the great Russian navigator was translated by his daughter Charlotte. "At the opening of the 19th century, Kruzenstern had commanded a brilliant corps of officers—including Lisiansky, Rezanov, Langsdorff, and Kotzebue—on the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe. This posthumous memoir is his first published biography" (Christie's, of the Martin Greene copy, sold New York, 7 December 2017, lot 105, also noting that "According to ABPC and RBH, no copies have appeared at auction since the 1940s").

The only early memoir of Ivan Fedorovitch Krusenstern and a remarkably rare book. This biography of the great Russian navigator was translated by his daughter Charlotte. "At the opening of the 19th century, Kruzenstern had commanded a brilliant corps of officers—including Lisiansky, Rezanov, Langsdorff, and Kotzebue—on the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe. This posthumous memoir is his first published biography" (Christie's, of the Martin Greene copy, sold New York, 7 December 2017, lot 105, also noting that "According to ABPC and RBH, no copies have appeared at auction since the 1940s").

Lada-Mocarski speculates that the original source for much of the memoir could have been one of a series of sketches of Krusenstern's life that appeared in the Russian and foreign press in 1846, the year of his death. Sir John Ross, credited as editor, added an introduction and several letters from Krusenstern; the book also includes a listing of the maps in Krusenstern's Atlas of the Pacific.

Howes, B-386; Lada-Mocarski, 143; Wickersham, 5727.

Condition Report: Spine neatly repaired in cloth to match.

Price (AUD): $4,750.00

US$3,316.78   Other currencies

Ref: #5000408

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