Lot 359
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Dalrymple, Alexander

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  • Dalrymple, Alexander
  • A collection of 12 publications, 4to, 6 bound in one volume, the remainder disbound (c.290 x 230mm.), comprising:
  • paper
1. Concerning the Passage to the Cape of Good Hope and China, sailing from England in the Months of June, July, and August. [London, 1799], first edition, 4pp., disbound, Cook A218
2.  Description of the Coast of India. London: William Ballintine, 1806, second edition, [ii], vi, 106pp., disbound, Cook A235
3. General Remarks for the Use of Those who have not been accustomed to navigate unfrequented Seas. [London]: W. Ballintine, 1806, first edition, 4pp., disbound, tear in first leaf repaired, Cook A227
4. Journal of a Voyage to the East Indies, in the Ship Grenville... Communicated by... Henry Cavendish. [London, 1778], offprint from the Philosophical Transactions, oblong folio (290 x 435mm.), each text leaf folded to 4to size, 30pp. [i.e. pp. 389-418], old white paper wrappers, Cook A57
5. Memoir of a Chart of the Passages at the Southern Extremity of Asia. [London, 1805], first edition, 12pp., disbound, Cook A224
6. The Nature and Properties of the Winds and Moussons in the Navigation from England to the East Indies, and all over the Oriental Ocean: collected... by John Seller. London: William Ballintine, 1807, second edition, [ii], ii, 28pp., folding table, disbound, Cook A239

Six publications in one volume (265 x 210mm.), 2 by Dalrymple, comprising:
1. Dalrymple, A. Catalogue of Authors who have written on the Rio de la Plata, Paraguay, and Chaco. London: Ballintine & Law, 1807, first edition, presentation copy, inscribed "John Clements Esq from the Author" (slightly cropped), [ii], 22pp., Cook A247
2. Dalrymple, A. Some Remarks made at Mauritius. London: George Bigg, 1793, first edition, [ii], 46pp. (some copies have the supplementary pages 47-58), last 2 lines of imprint with sellers' names erased in ink, Cook A199
3. Letters Patent, establishing a Supreme Court of Judicature, at Fort-William, in Bengal. London, 1774, [ii], 44pp.
4. Letter from Mahommed Ali Chan, Nabob of Arcot, to the Court of Directors. London: T. Cadell, 1777, iv, 72pp.
5. Bland, Loftus. Plans of Positions of the British Squadron and Spanish Fleet in the Action on the 14th February 1797. [c.1797], [12]pp., 2 folding plates, [Cook A213]
6. Rennell, James. Observations on a Current that often prevails to the Westward of Scilly. [c.1793], 22pp., folding chart (slight offsetting)


The disbound publications in this lot come from Dalrymple's publishing venture with the Admiralty (see introduction). The bound volume is a miscellaneous tract volume.

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