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Hawkesworth, John (1715?-1773) An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of his Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the S

 
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2687B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 17, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

Hawkesworth, John (1715?-1773) An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of his Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and Successively Performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphi, Swallow, and the Endeavour. London: for Strahan & Cadell, 1773.
First edition, three large quarto volumes, page 139 in volume one is numbered "139-360," the next page number is 361; pagination is continuous in volumes two and three; the text illustrated with the following engravings: nineteen folding maps; twenty-three folding plates; and nine full-page maps; all three volumes are severely water stained throughout, with mildew and other browning, rebound in modern coated leather, 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (3)
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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Keywords

Byron, Carteret, Commodore, Cook, London