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Dalrymple, Alexander

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  • Dalrymple, Alexander
  • A collection of 3 publications bound in one volume, 4to (318 x 235mm.), contemporary half calf, occasional spotting, offsetting or soiling, binding very worn, lower cover detached
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1. Memoir of a Chart of the China Sea. London: George Bigg, 1786, second edition, iv, 12pp., [Cook A103]
2. China Seas. [London: 1787], first edition, 4pp., with the separately printed folding chart of the China Seas published by Dalrymple, April 1771, [Cook A124]
3. Observations on the South Coast of China and Island of Hainan... To which is added, "Mr. Larkins's Observations from St. John's to Macao." 1806. London: William Ballintine, 1806, fourth edition, [iv], 1-84, 1-4 [Olinchy Bay], 85-132pp., with 9 charts and views separately published by Dalrymple, dating from Jan. 1771 to Apr. 1806, [Cook A237]

Concurrent with publishing engraved maps, charts and views Dalrymple also published numerous letterpress nautical instructions, memoirs, observations and related material, ranging from just a few pages up to one hundred. These can sometimes be found bound with the charts, sometimes without, depending on how they were purchased or bound at the time. This is the 'China Sea' volume (no.14) of Dalrymple's 'Memoirs and Charts' publishing exercise undertaken for the Admiralty in 1806 (see introduction).

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