14 June 2006
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
HARRIS, John (editor, ca 1667-1719). Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: or, a Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels: Consisting of above Four Hundred of the most Authentick Writers. London: Thomas Bennet (and others), 1705.
2 volumes, 2o (388 x 236 mm). 2 engraved frontispieces, 30 plates and maps, some folding (a few tears at edges occasionally crossing image, some scattered pale spotting). Contemporary panelled calf (rebacked). Provenance: William Bucknall (engraved bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. The first edition is very rare; much more frequently seen is the second, revised edition of 1744. cf. Brunet III, 49: "Collection estimée" (1744 edition); Hill p. 138; cf. Lowndes 1002; Sabin 30482. (2)
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