1830. ON THE AMBITIOUS PROJECTS OF RUSSIA IN REGARD TO NORTH WEST AMERICA, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO NEW ALBION & NEW CALIFORNIA
Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher: Book Club of California. Printed at the Allen Press
Date Published: 1955
Edition: First edition, limited to 350 copies
Condition: Owner name to front free endpaper, else fine; clean and unworn in original glassine jacket with about 1/3 of rear panel lost.
Book Id: 18182
Original white parchment and blue-gray boards printed in red; octavo; 79 pp. Map.
Text was originally published anonymously in London in 1830 in reaction to (and borrowing freely from) Otto von Kotzebue's "A New Voyage round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26," also published in the same year. The Russian navigator's book made plain Russia's intention to extend their fur-trading operations in California and the "Englishman" sought to wake his countrymen to an awareness of the potential value of the land for England.
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