Item #5000489 A Voyage Round the World. Performed by Order of His most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769. Translated from the French by John Reinhold Forster. Louis Antoine de BOUGAINVILLE.

A Voyage Round the World…
A Voyage Round the World. Performed by Order of His most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769. Translated from the French by John Reinhold Forster.

Dublin: J. Exshaw, et al, 1772.

Octavo, with a folding map and folding plate of native canoe; contemporary sprinkled calf.

First Dublin edition

The first Dublin edition, very scarce: a smaller format issue of the text of the first London edition of the same year and incorporating the Tahitian word-list. Such Irish printings are effectively piracies; typically the text remains unchanged while the (harder to copy) maps and illustrations are partly or completely dropped; this edition has a map and a plate.

The first Dublin edition, very scarce: a smaller format issue of the text of the first London edition of the same year and incorporating the Tahitian word-list. Such Irish printings are effectively piracies; typically the text remains unchanged while the (harder to copy) maps and illustrations are partly or completely dropped; this edition has a map and a plate.

Hill, 166; Kroepelien, 114.

Condition Report: Spine showing a thin vertical crack but strongly held; an attractive copy in good condition.

Price (AUD): $2,850.00

US$1,919.55   Other currencies

Ref: #5000489

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