Lot 355
  • 355

Dalrymple, Alexander

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7,000 - 10,000 GBP
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8,750 GBP
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Description

  • Dalrymple, Alexander
  • An Historical Collection of the Several Voyages and Discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean. London: for the Author, 1770-1771
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, second issue (with dedication in vol.1 dated 1770), 2 volumes, 4to (260 x 200mm.), (vol.1) xxx, [ii contents leaf], [ii], [xxiv], 204pp., [iv pp. errata]; (vol.2) [iv], [ii advert], 20, 24, 124pp., [viii vocab], [xii], [xl pp. index], half-titles, 4 engraved maps and 12 plates, some folding, contemporary tree calf, red and green labels, green edges


An exceptionally fine copy. See footnote to lot 354 (the extremely rare first issue). The 'Contents' leaf, which is rare and present here, was separately printed in 1780s and has been inserted into this copy.

Provenance

Samuel Leightonhouse, armorial bookplate

Literature

Cook A11-12; Hill (2004) 410
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