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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 678

    VANCOUVER, George (1757-98). A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; in which the Coast of North-west America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed ... A New Edition, with corrections. London: John Stockdale, 1801. 6 volumes, 8°. Folding engraved chart and 17 folding plates (lacking first folding chart in vol. I, lower margins excised from a few leaves in vol. IV with slight loss, occasional spotting and staining). Contemporary marbled calf, spines gilt with green morocco lettering pieces (rubbed, joints tender or splitting, lacking one lettering piece, others detaching). Provenance: contemporary manuscript map of the north west coast of America on front pastedown of vol. II showing the "Gulph of California"; contemporary manuscript map of South America on pastedown of vol. VI showing South America and the Falkland Islands; extensive 4-page contemporary note relating to the Spanish ministry in California inserted at the end of vol. IV; contemporary (informed) annotation. Second edition. Brunet V, 1069 (citing the first edition of 1798); Cox II, p.30: "This is one of the most important voyages ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge"; Ferguson 339; Hill p.304; Howes V23; Sabin 98444; Wantrup 63b. (6)

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    VANCOUVER, George (1757-98). A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; in which the Coast of North-west America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed ... A New Edition, with corrections. London: John Stockdale, 1801. 6 volumes, 8°. Folding engraved chart and 17 folding plates (lacking first folding chart in vol. I, lower margins excised from a few leaves in vol. IV with slight loss, occasional spotting and staining). Contemporary marbled calf, spines gilt with green morocco lettering pieces (rubbed, joints tender or splitting, lacking one lettering piece, others detaching). Provenance: contemporary manuscript map of the north west coast of America on front pastedown of vol. II showing the "Gulph of California"; contemporary manuscript map of South America on pastedown of vol. VI showing South America and the Falkland Islands; extensive 4-page contemporary note relating to the Spanish ministry in California inserted at the end of vol. IV; contemporary (informed) annotation. Second edition. Brunet V, 1069 (citing the first edition of 1798); Cox II, p.30: "This is one of the most important voyages ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge"; Ferguson 339; Hill p.304; Howes V23; Sabin 98444; Wantrup 63b. (6)


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