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VIE DU CAPITAINE COOK, traduite de l'anglois du docteur Kippis, Membre de la Société Royale de Londres.
Paris Rue des Poitevins Hôtel de Thou 1789 - FIRST FRENCH 8vo EDITION 1789, FIRST ISSUE (without translator's name on title page), 2 VOLUMES COMPLETE. In original wrappers and uncut as issued. Text in French. 8vo, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, woodcut vignette to title pages and headpieces to opening chapters, pages: Volume 1, half-title and title page, lvi, [1]-458; Volume 2, "Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roi", half -title and title page, [1]-497, including Appendix, Le Morai Poeme by Miss Helene Maria Williams, THIS SET STILL IN THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S WRAPPERS AND UNCUT AS ISSUED, small paper labels to spines, housed in a wine coloured cloth drop down box, gilt lettered black label to spine with gilt edges, inside at the bottom of the spine is the binder's name "Newbold & Colins Sydney". Binding rubbed and showing wear, heads of both spines have old neat repairs,covers a little creased and chipped at edges, some pale stains to binding, old ink writing to top of the back of the first cover, occasional pale stain to inner margins and occasional foxing or small brown spots, otherwise a very good copy. See The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books by Hordern House, Part 1, No. 82; Beddie, The Library of New South Wales, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, page 10; David W. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, Volume 1, page 136; Bibliotheca Polynesiana by Bjarne Kroepelien,page 214, No. 652. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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