Lot 362
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Dalrymple, Alexander

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  • Dalrymple, Alexander
  • A collection of 47 publications bound in 3 volumes, 4to (310 x 230mm.), late eighteenth-century boards with red morocco label on upper covers (“Explanation of Plans of Ports &c.”), the spines uniform calf gilt with morocco labels c.1900, spines and joints a bit worn, comprising (in alphabetical order within each volume):
  • paper
Volume 1 (all first editions, in alphabetical order):

1. A Brief Statement of the Prevailing Winds from Monsieur D'Apres de Mannevillette. [London, 1782], 22pp., Cook A73
2. A Voyage in the Flying-Eagle from Bantam to Baber and other Islands to the Eastward of Timor 1672. London, 1781, [iv], 92pp., Cook A67
3. An Hydrographical Journal of a Cursory Survey of the Coasts and Islands in the Bay of Bengal. London: George Bigg, 1784, [iv], 8, 94, [ii errata] pp., plate, Cook A93
4. Appendix to Capt. Ritchie's Survey of the Bay of Bengal. London: George Bigg, 1785, [iv], 56pp., Cook A95
5. Collection of Charts, Views of Land and Plans of Ports in the East-Indies. London: 1783, [iv], 36pp., advert leaf cropped at fore-edge with loss, Cook A80
6. Collection of Nautical Papers concerning the Bay of Bengal. London: George Bigg, 1785, iv pp., Cook A94
7. Collection of Views of Land and of Plans of Ports in the East-Indies. London: [for the Author], 1781, [iv], 14, [ii], 24, 8, 8, 4, 12, 8, 4, 1pp., Cook A70
8. Explanations to Plans of Ports, &c. London: G. Bigg, 1784, [ii], 6, 2, 4, 16, 4, 24, 4, 2pp., Cook A89
9. Journal of the Jane... from Banjar to Timor and back again to Banjar. London, 1781, [iv], 84pp., Cook A68
10. Memoir concerning the Passages to and from China. [London], June 1782, iv, 28pp., Cook A72
11. Memoir of a Chart from Cape Mons to Acheen. London: George Bigg, 1785, 20pp., [no chart was published], Cook A99
12. Memoir of a Chart from St. John's on the Coast of India to Cape Arubah on the Coast of Persia. London: G. Bigg, 1784, [ii], 10pp., folding table, Cook A88
13. Memoir of a Chart of the East Coast of Arabia from Dofar to the Island Maziera. London: G. Bigg, 1783, [ii], vi, 12pp., p.v misbound, Cook A87
14. Remarks on the Bloachee, Brodia and Arabian Coasts. London, 1781, [iv], 16pp., Cook A66
15. Strait of Allass. [London, 1782], 4pp., Cook A76



Volume 2 (first and second editions):



16. An Account of a Shoal to the Eastward of the Cape of Good Hope. [London, 1787], first edition, 20pp., Cook A122 [this copy]. The only known example
17. An Account of the Navigation between India and the Gulph of Persia. London: G. Bigg, 1786, first edition, lvi, 3 folding tables, [v]-vi preface, 98, [iv] pp., title slightly soiled, Cook A117
18. Appendix to Memoir of Chart of Sunda and Banka. [London, 1786], first edition, 52pp., Cook A105
19. China Seas. [London, 1787], first edition, 4pp., Cook A124
20. Essay on Nautical Surveying. London: G. Bigg, 1786, second edition, iv, 20pp., 2 plates on one sheet, Cook A107
21. General Introduction, to the Charts and Memoirs. London: G. Bigg, 1786, second edition, xxxvi pp., title spotted, Cook A106
22. Instructions concerning the Chronometers, or Time-keepers, sent to Bombay. [London, 1786], first edition, 4pp., Cook A112
23. Journal of the Schooner Cuddalore on the Coast of Hainan 1760. London: G. Bigg, 1786, second edition, [iv], 36pp., Cook A110
24. Journal of the Schooner Cuddalore, Oct. 1759. On the Coast of China. London: G. Bigg, 1786, second edition, 20pp., Cook A109
25. Madeira. [London, 1787], first edition, 4pp., Cook A121
26. Memoir of a Chart of the China Sea. London: G. Bigg, 1786, second edition, iv, 12pp., title slightly soiled, Cook A103
27. Memoir of the Chart of Part of the Coast of China, and the Adjacent Islands near the Entrance of Canton River. London: G. Bigg, 1786, second edition, 56pp., first and last leaf slightly soiled, Cook A108
28. Memoir of the Chart of the Natunas, Anambas and adjacent Islands. London: G. Bigg, 1786, first edition, [ii], 28pp., folding table (one section somewhat soiled), errata slip, Cook A113
29. Memoir of the Chart of the Straits of Sunda and Banka. London: G. Bigg, 1786, first edition, 12pp., Cook A104
30. Memoir of the Chart of the West Coast of Palawan or Paragua. Containing the Journal of the Schooner Cuddalore. London: G. Bigg, 1786, second edition, 32pp., Cook A111
31. Mr. Larkins's Observations concerning the Chart and Passage from St. John's to the Ladrone. [London, 1787], first edition, first issue, 4pp., Cook A141
32. Some Notes useful to those who have Chronometers at Sea. [London, 1780], first edition, 4pp. [of 7, lacking pages 5-7], Cook A64



Volume 3 (all first editions):



33. A Description of the Island called St. Paulo. London: G. Bigg, 1790, [ii], 10pp., last page somewhat soiled, Cook 174
34. A Journal of the Esther Brig, Captain Thomas Forrest, from Bengal to Quedah. London: G. Bigg, 1788, xii [ix-xii misbound after the preliminaries to no.40], 32pp., Cook A156
35. Account of the Passage of Ship Atlas... to the Eastward of Banka. London: G. Bigg, 1789, [ii], iv, 30pp., Cook A158
36. Account of the Passage of the Ship Warren-Hastings... by the Macklesfeild Strait, on the East of Banka, 1788. London: G. Bigg, 1789, [ii], 34pp., Cook A159
37. An Exact and True Description of the Coasts, Ports, Islands and Shoals, with Soundings and Marks on the Coast of Luzon: from the Port, or Bay of Mariveles, to beyond Cape Engano, together with the Description of the Babuyanes Islands. 1789. London: G. Bigg, 1789, iv, 68pp., Cook A165
38. Considerations on M. Buache's Memoir concerning New-Britain and the North Coast of New-Guinea. London: G. Bigg, 1790, [ii], ii, 12pp., Cook A172
39. Continuation of the Description of the Coast of Malabar, from Bancoot, downwards. London: G. Bigg, 1791, [ii], 38pp., last page somewhat soiled, Cook A180
40. Description of the Coast of India. London: G. Bigg, 1789, [ii], vi, 64pp., with 2 leaves (ix-xii) misbound from no.34, Cook A166
41. Journal of Ship London... along the North Coast of Magindanao, October, 1764. London, 1781, [ii], 30pp., Cook A69
42. [Longitude]. It is well known that the Sun must come to the Meridien, sooner at a Place to the Eastward, and later at a Place to the Westward, than it does at Greenwich. [London, 1787], 4pp., Cook A148
43. Memoir concerning the Passages, at a late Season, from India to China. London: G. Bigg, 1788, iv, 24pp., Cook A152
44. Memoir of a Chart of the Indian Ocean exhibiting the Coasts, Islands, Rocks and Shoals from Madagascar, to India, Sumatra and Java. London: G. Bigg, 1787, [iv], 48pp., [no chart was published], Cook A123
45. Remarks and Observations in a Survey of the Chagos Archipelago. 1788. London: G. Bigg, 1788, [iv], 32pp., Cook A149
46. Remarks on a Passage from Po. Wawoor, to the Strait of Sunda, by the Macklesfeild-Strait on the East of Banka. London: G. Bigg, 1789, [ii], errata slip pasted to verso of title, vi, 60pp., Cook 157
47. Strait of Sinkapore. [London, 1788], 4pp., Cook A150



A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF DALRYMPLE'S NAUTICAL MEMOIRS, AS IT STOOD IN 1789..

"Lots 362 and 363 represent the state of Dalrymple’s publications in charts and memoirs at the high point of 1789, as ordered in the two catalogues of that year" (Andrew Cook).

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