1879 Nouvel Abrege de tous Les Voyages Autour du Monde
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Contains descriptions of the voyages of Sir Francis Drake, Fernandez de Quiros, Samuel Wallis, James Cook, Marion Dufresne, George Vancouver, James Wilson, Frederic William Beechey and Theodore Laplace, as well as many others.
Each volume is illustrated with a full plate frontispiece.
From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice Back. Kenn Back was a British meteorologist with the British Antarctic survey for many years. He spent eight winters in the Antarctic and is a descendent of Captain George Back. In addition, he served as base commander at Halley, Faraday and Rothera stations. His library collection was built over decades and highlights his love of polar exploration.
A handy and scarce little set, providing a brief synopsis of all voyages made around the world between 1519 and 1832.
In a quarter crushed morocco binding. Externally, generally smart, with some slight wear to the cloth-covered boards and bumping to the extremities resulting in a touch of loss to the cloth. Ownership bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have the odd instance of spotting, but are otherwise bright and clean.
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