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Dalrymple, Alexander

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  • Dalrymple, Alexander
  • A collection of 8 publications by Dalrymple, together with numerous charts and views, in 5 volumes, 4to (approx. 320 x 245mm.; one slightly larger), contemporary half calf, bindings very worn, some covers detached, comprising:
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Five publications by Dalrymple in one volume (‘Memoirs and Charts’, volume 15, ‘Passage to India’):
1. Madeira. [London, 1787], first edition, 4pp., with the folding view separately published by Dalrymple April 24th 1787, Cook 121
2. A Description of the Island called St. Paulo. London: George Bigg, 1790, first edition, [ii], 10pp., with the plan/view separately published by Dalrymple, Feb. 1, 1781, Cook 174 
3. Memoir of a Chart of the NW Coast of Madagascar... and Comoro Islands. London: William Ballintine, 1806, first edition, [ii], 18pp., with 6 large folding charts separately published by Dalrymple, 5 in 1806, 1 in 1780, Cook A230
4. Collection of Papers concerning the Navigation, Winds, and Weather, at the French Islands Mauritius and Bourbon. London: George Bigg, 1794, first edition, [ii], 30pp., with 4 charts separately published by Dalrymple, dated Nov. 1779, Feb. 1787, Jan. 1794, and Jan. 1794, Cook A201
5. Remarks and Observations in a Survey of the Chagos Archipelago. London: George Bigg, 1788, first edition, [iv], 32pp., with 21 charts and views separately published by Dalrymple Dec. 1779 - Jan. 1788,  a few tears, Cook A149

Two publications by Dalrymple in one volume (‘Memoirs and Charts’, volume 13, [Coast of India]):
1. Memoir of a Chart from St. John's on the Coast of India to Cape Arubah on the Coast of Persia. London: George Bigg, 1787, second edition, [ii], 10pp., wide margins, with 55 maps and views separately published by Dalrymple dated from June 1774 to April 1807, many folding, 2 with tears (pencil no.17 and 18), Cook A88
2. A Survey of the Pulicat Shoals. London: George Bigg, 1794, first edition, inscribed by Dalrymple on title in pencil "with one chart at the end of this packet AD", iv, 20pp., wide margins, with a chart separately published by Dalrymple (slightly soiled and spotted), Cook A204



One publication by Dalrymple in one volume (‘Memoirs and Charts’, volume 17, ‘Malabar Coast’):
Description of the Coast of India. London: William Ballintine, 1806, [ii], vi, 66pp., with wide margins, 16 charts and views separately published by Dalrymple dated from November 1779 to July 1791, many folding, first issue with Ballintine colophon on p.66, on paper stock watermarked 1794 instead of 1804, and with Ballintine's colophon imprinted on the final leaf of text at p.66 instead of being at the end of the second part ["Continuation" pp.67-106], the usual second part of the text was not printed in this issue, occasional slight browning and soiling, [cf. Cook A235]



Charts in one volume (‘Memoirs and Charts’, volume 18, ‘Bay of Bengal’), comprising:
[50 charts and views of islands, bays, rivers and coasts of Eastern India and the Bay of Bengal]. London: A. Dalrymple, 1772-1802, many folding, the first with an overlay providing additional information, occasional soiling or browning



Charts in one volume (‘Memoirs and Charts', ‘Malabar Coast Plans’), comprising:
[38 charts, plans and views of islands, bays, rivers and coasts of Western India]. London: A. Dalrymple, June 1774 to November 1793presentation copy, inscribed "Charts of the Coast of Malabar, Scindi & Mekran by Alr. Dalrymple - e donis autoris" on pastedown endpaper, many double-page and/or folding, 3 with repaired tears


A good collection of pamphlets and charts by Dalrymple, the majority relating to India and the Indian Ocean, from his publishing venture with the Admiralty of 'Memoirs and Charts' (see introduction).

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