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DALRYMPLE, Alexander

An account of the discoveries made in the South Pacifick Ocean

$550.00 AUD

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By Alexander Dalrymple, first printed in 1767, reissued with a foreword by Kevin Fewster and an essay by Andrew Cook. Sydney : Hordern House Rare Books for the Australian National Maritime Museum, 1996. Octavo, full blue calf, lettered and ruled in gilt, blind embossed, pp. 47, xxxi, 103., [5] leaves of folded plates. The deluxe edition, limited to 50 copies specially bound, signed and numbered by the author, housed in a buckram clamshell box (a trade edition of 950 copies were also published). Original prospectus loosely enclosed.

Provenance :

Rodney Davidson, his bookplate to front pastedown and inside box lid, his original invoice and correspondence with the publisher loosely enclosed.