by Steller, Georg Wilhelm; Frost, O.W. (ed, Translator, Introduction); Engel, Margritt A. (Translator)
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. vi, 252 pp, with maps, illustrations, bibliography, index, map endpapers. A fine copy, in dust jacket with lightly toned spine, minimal shelf wear. A new translation and annotation of Steller's journal, and the first to be based completely on a surviving copy of Steller's manuscript dated 1743. "The European discovery of the northwest coast of America is fully and dramatically recorded in this journal, an invaluable historical and scientific source document. It is also a gripping narrative of human conflict, of nature as the overwhelming adversary, of terror and pain and death, and of final deliverance" (dust jacket). (Inventory #: 1839)
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