New York: Harper & Brothers, 1837. 432pp. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Slight chipping and closed tears in outer margin of titlepage. Light foxing and soiling. Very good. The front fly leaf is inscribed by Richard Russell Waldron (1803-46), purser for the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-42), which included the U.S.S. Peacock: "For Major Dougherty from his friend R.R. Waldron of the Navy." "Edmund Roberts, a trader from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, convinced of the need for 'treaties of amity' for the protection of American voyages to the Indian ocean via the Cape of Good Hope, persuaded the State Department of this need, and sailed for the 'East' in 1832 on the Peacock in the capacity of 'Special Agent.' He was mostly successful and in May 1834 returned with two treaties, one with the Sultan of Muscat and the other with the King of Siam" - Forbes. This volume records his exploits on that voyage. SABIN 71884. FORBES 1123 (ref). (Inventory #: WRCAM46940)
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