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Título: A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by...
Editorial: Printed by H. Hughs, For G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, in the Strand; and T. Cadell, in the Strand
Año de publicación: 1785
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: 2nd Edition
Printed by H. Hughs, For G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, in the Strand; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, London, 1785. 4 volumes. (Three hardback leatherbound vols. [11 3/16 x 9 inches], stated Second Edition and Atlas (unstated edition): large folio [23 1/2 x 17 inches]). All volumes bound and cornered in gorgeous calf and colorful board, raised gilt titleboard on ribbed spine. 1 folding letterpress table, 24 engraved maps, coastal profiles and charts (14 folding). Atlas: 63 engraved plates & maps (one double-page, one folding) all intact. Condition: VERY GOOD. Covers flawless except for slight defect in Vol III and some shelf wear on spine in Vol I. Pages marbled. Slight foxing, but all pages tight, bright and clean. Atlas: Some of the delicate backing papers show signs of wear, but plates themselves are in great condition. --- "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" -Hill. --- ***FREE Domestic Shipping***. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-11470794636
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