[MAGRA, James.]

A Journal of a Voyage round the World, in His Majesty's Ship Endeavour,

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A Journal of a Voyage round the World, in His Majesty’s Ship Endeavour,
in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771; undertaken in Pursuit of natural Knowledge, … with Descriptions of several new discovered Countries in the Southern Hemisphere; … To which is added, a concise Vocabulary of the Language of Otahitee.
Dublin, printed for J. Exshaw, H. Saunders, W. Sleater, D. Chamberlaine, J. Potts [and 4 others], 1772.

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Description

Very rare. The first Irish book concerning Australia, the earliest printed account of Cook’s First Voyage and the discovery of the east coast of Australia in its Dublin printing. ESTC lists only BL, LOC, UCLA, National Library of Australia, New South Wales (2 copies), and Tasmania.

This edition contains the dedication to Bankes and Solander, indicating that it was prepared from the earlier London issue, as this dedication was suppressed in the second.

Description

12mo, [iv], 193, [vii] pp., contemporary calf, green label, lightly rubbed, corners worn else a fine copy.

Bibliography

Beddie, 695; Kroepelian, 216.

 

Stock ID: 98442