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An historical collection of the several voyages and discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean / by Alexander Dalrymple, Esq
Bib ID 2763714
Format BookBook
Author
Dalrymple, Alexander, 1737-1808
 
Description London : Printed for the author; and sold by J. Nourse, T. Payne, and P. Elmsley, 1770-71 
2 v. in 1 (xxx, [2], 204, [8], 124, 20, [60] p., [15] leaves of plates (some folded)) : ill. (some folded), 3 folded maps ; 27 cm. (4to) 
Full contents
  • Vol.1, Being chiefly a literal translation from the Spanish writers
  • Vol.2, Containing the Dutch voyages.
 
Notes

Press figures.

Advertisement on half t.p. verso; 3 p. of errata at end of vol. 1.

Includes index.

Library's FERG copy half bound in calf with five raised bands and marbled boards.

Library's Robinson copy is fully bound in red leather with gold decorations and marbled edges; bears bookplates of W.S. Robinson and the Dogmersfield Library; inscribed in pencil, "Drawing Room D.3".

Library's SR1, Petherick copy is fully bound (re-bound) in leather with marbled end papers; signed and inscribed in ink by the author, 21st May 1804 "To Everard Home Esq. In partial acknowledgement of his kind and liberal attention as a friend in the cure of a carbuncle on the back of my head; This book is presented by the obliged A. Dalrymple" with additional references to works by and about Dalrymple 1802-1816 added; contents list detailing Spanish and Dutch voyages also penciled in.

Library's SR2, A copy is fully bound in leather with inlays, five raised bands, gold decorations and marble end papers; stamped Parliament of the Commonwealth Library.

Library's SR3 copy is half bound in black leather with five raised bands, marbled boards and end papers.

Subjects Polynesia - Description and travel.  |  Polynesia - Discovery and exploration.  |  Pacific Area - Discovery and exploration.  |  Australia - Discovery and exploration  |  Australian

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    FERG/7173
    Copy: v. 1 & 2 (bound together)
    Petherick Reading Room (Australian Rare or Fragile)
    ROBINSON 368
    Copy: Robinson Collection copy (hbk)
    Petherick Reading Room (Australian Rare or Fragile)
    SR 910.41 D151
    Copy: SR1, Petherick copy (hbk)
    Petherick Reading Room (Australian Rare or Fragile)
    SR 910.41 D151
    Copy: SR2, A copy (hbk)
    Petherick Reading Room (Australian Rare or Fragile)
    SR 910.41 D151
    Copy: SR3 copy (hbk)
    Petherick Reading Room (Australian Rare or Fragile)

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