DIXON, Capt. GEORGE, editor. A Voyage Round the World; but more particularly to the North-West Coast of America: performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in The King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon. Dedicated, by permission, to Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. London: Geo. Goulding 1789. 4to, 278 x 213 mm. (10. 15/16 x 8 3/8 in.), contemporary calf gilt, joints cracked, corners worn, tiny fold tear to first map, some slight foxing, folding engravings with offsetting, lacks half-title, modern slipcase. FIRST EDITION, 5 folding engraved maps, 17 engraved plates, 3 folding, most by Barlow after W. Hogan, 7 by Peter Mazell after William Lewin of birds, shells and crabs. Ayer/Zimmer, p. 174. Hill, p. 23; Howes D-365; Sabin 64590; Streeter sale VI 3484.
A series of 49 letters signed "W.B." The writer was William Beresford and his work was edited by Dixon who dedicated it to Sir Joseph Banks.
Provenance: John Smith Esq., Heath, contemporary engraved bookplate and gilt crest at head of spine.