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Book Description

First edition. 8vo. pp. XXIV, 446, 449-596, [2, “Berbesserungen”]; three folding maps; occasional browning to text, bookplate of Eric Gerald Stanley, Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor, University of Oxford, else very good in contemporary half vellum, pencilled title “Forster” to spine.
Dealer Notes
Sabin 25136 ; Chavanne 165; AB 5159; Howgego I.F63. “A learned account of the various expeditions for discovering the North-West and North-East Passages” (Sabin); “Chronicle of northern hemispheric exploration from antiquity to the middle of the 18th century, which includes (p. 299-596) chapters on the voyages of the principal seafaring countries, beginning in the 15th century (AB, which also mentions the irregular pagination with “447-448 omitted in numbering”). Forster (1729-1798) and his son Georg took part in Captain Cook’s second voyage. His overview of northern exploration first appeared in this German edition; it was published in English as History of the Voyages and Discoveries made in the North (1786).
Author Forster, Johann Reinhold.
Date 1784
Binding Contemporary half vellum
Publisher Frankfurt an der Oder: Carl Gottlieb Strauss
Condition See description
Pages pp. XXIV, 446, 449-596, [2, “Berbesserungen”]

Price: £2950.00

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