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    Habersham, Alexander Wylly. My Last Cruise. Where We Went and What We Saw; Being an Account of Visits to the Malay and Loo-Choo Islands, the Coasts of China, Formosa, Japan, Kamtschatka, Siberia, and the Mouth of the Amoor River. Interspersed with Amusing Incidents and Exciting Adventures. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1871. 8vo. ii, 507pp, with ads. Publisher's gilt embossed cloth. Minor damage to head and tail of spine. Overall, a fine copy. With a frontispiece, a half title plate, and 28 plates, both from steel engravings and woodcuts. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $400.00


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    "Habersham (1826-1883) became a passed midshipman in 1847, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1848, and was assigned to the Pacific Squadron. From 1851 to 1852, Habersham was on duty with the Coast Survey, and was made acting lieutenant of the store ship J. P. Kennedy in 1853. While aboard the Kennedy, he sailed with a United States surveying and exploring expedition to the North Pacific and China seas, and encountered aborigines when they landed on the east coast of Formosa in 1853 in search of the wrecked ship Western. Habersham was then relocated to Hong Kong, where he was assigned as acting master of the John Hancock in 1854 and led another exploring expedition. After returning to San Francisco in October 1855, Habersham learned of his official promotion to the rank of lieutenant the previous month. He was subsequently stationed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and in 1857 published a work chronicling his recent travels, My Last Cruise." [Samuel Stephenson]        



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