Fine. 4to. Facsimile reprint of the 1930 London edition. 348pp., with 4 folding maps. Bound in simulated calf. The present volume contains an introduction and notes of the 1729 collected edition of 'Dampier's Voyages. ' It is valuable alike to the student of exploration, navigation and comparative anthropology. The 'Discourse of Winds' has been entrusted to A. C. Bell, late of the Hydrographic Survey. Argonaut Press 11. All books in fine collectible condition unless otherwise noted. Orders are professionally packed and shipped promptly. M35.
Book Hardcover limited to 975 copies on Japan Vellum, this copy is un-numbered. 4to; xxxv, 312, [i] pp, 4 folding maps, including of Malacca, Yucatan, the Pacific and the world, index, title page printed in black and blue. Uncut and unopened pages. Quarter vellum, cloth covered boards, vignette in blind, gilt lettering on spine. Corners have small curls/bumps, some soiling to boards and vellum on spine. minor foxing to endpapers. Dampier, an English buccaneer and explorer, travelled extensively in the 17th and early 18th centuries. This book describes his travels to Malacca, south Pacific, West Indies as well as a study on winds, storms, tides and currents. Photographs on request.
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