Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere, to Determine the Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe... In the Years 1776 [thru] 1780. In Three Volumes...

Dublin: Printed for H. Chamberlaine et al. 1784. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 3 volumes. Full calf, worn, outer hinges starting but holding nicely (see below for details). Engraved copper plate frontispiece portrait of Cook, with a tissue guard. Large, folding appendix table in Vol. III. Vol. II with a single leaf with one small corner torn off (but no text loss). The calf bindings of this set are worn and rubbed but the covers are still attached. Vol. I's spine labels are mostly effaced and there is a vertical crack in its spine strip.

Note: this is the issue without pates or maps, but tipped in at rear of Vol. III (from a different octavo edition) are 2 copper engraved views: "The Town and Harbour of St. Peter and St. Paul in Kamtschatka" and "Karakakooa in Owhyhee." Good -. Item #52606

Price: $375.00

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