# 44121

SMITH, Bernard

European vision and the South Pacific 1768-1850 (Russell Drysdale’s copy, signed by artist and author)

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A study in the history of art and ideas. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1960. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s navy cloth over boards, in dust jacket (chipped, sunned and worn), 287 pp, with 171 b/w plates; internally very clean and sound, a good copy of the scarce first edition.

Signed on the title page by Bernard Smith and on the front free endpaper by Russell Drysdale.

An important book that ‘considers the work of artists attached to scientific voyages from the time of Cook to the time of Dumont d’Urville …’.