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Volume 2 only (of 2 volumes). Full contemporary calf. 18mo. 4 by 7 inches. 351pp. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait and 3 engraved plates (complete). First American collected edition of Cook's three voyages. It appears to be an adaptation of the text contained in Vols. VI & VII of William Mavor's "Historical Accounts of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels & Discoveries." (London: E. Newbery, 1796). The illustrations are a frontis portrait of Omai, a native of Otaheite; a view of Huaheine; a view of the habitations in Nootka Sound; and the death of Captain Cook. A good copy in a handsome early calf binding (perhaps original). The covers are lightly rubbed with some corner wear. The spine is split down the middle but the binding is quite secure. Internally the text is good with some foxing and spotting. Pages 335 to 344 are partially stuck together. The View of Huaheine plate is torn along the bottom but is complete. There is a bookplate at front and the early ink ownership signature of Sylvester P. Fogg of Salem in 1819. There is also an ink name at the top of the title page. Scarce. BEDDIE, 58. EVANS 31982. SABIN 16258. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Captain Cook's Three Voyages to the Pacific ...
Editorial: Boston: Manning and Loring.
Año de publicación: 1797
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Dublin. Printed for H. Chamberlaine, W. Watson, Potts, Williams, . 1784., 1784. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo, 21cm, First Dublin Edition, vol. 2 only, [xii],549p., in contemporary full polished calf, gilt rules for bands, double crimson and black crushed morocco labels, gilt titles, volume numbers on laid in red, some slight wear at the top and bottom spine edges, a near fine clean copy (hopds). Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 28135
Descripción Printed by H. Hughs for G. Nicol, et al., London, 1785. Hardcover. Third Edition. Light shelf/edge wear, rebacked and tips reenforced, endpages period to rebacking, light rubbing, one pull in leather, some plates show minor ghosting, else tight, bright and unmarred. Half bound, brown leather spine and tips, original leather boards, black leather spine labels, gilt lettering and decorative elements, in blind decorative elements, fold-out plates. 4to. 548pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Remarkably bright and clean textblock. All plates and fold-outs present. A very handsome orphan copy. From the collection of Edouard Stackpole, renowned whaling scholar, curator of Mystic Seaport Museum (Mystic, CT. 1951-1966) and director of the Peter Foulger Museum (Nantucket, MA. 1969-1986). Very Good+ [Textblock Near Fine+]. Nº de ref. de la librería 6472