1778 Observations Made During a Voyage Round the World
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First Edition, Leather Binding, Scarce
This work forms a month by month account of the Resolution's voyage from July 1772 - July 1775. Forster accompanied Cook as a naturalist on his second Pacific voyage.
The work mostly concerns the South Sea Islands and is a detailed account of the soil, water, geographical formation and the natives. With information on the population, food, customs, language and mythology. In addition there is a section on steps taken for the preservation Mariner's health on long voyages. He also discusses the health and diseases affecting the South Sea Islanders such as venereal disease.
Collated, with the folding chart supplied in facsimile. Folding comparative table is present. Errata and subscriber's list are present to the rear as called for. All text is present.
ESTC reference no: T147407.
Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Joseph Grote'.
A bright copy of this important account of Cook's 'Resolution' voyage.
In the contemporary calf binding. Rebacked, with the original boards preserved. Externally, very smart. Small loss to the leather at the boards. Bookplate to the front pastedown, Joseph Grote. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Tape repairs to the rear of the large folding table which has a few closed tears at the folds. 'A Chart Representing the Isles of the South Sea' is a fascimile. Just the occasional light spots to pages.
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