Description: FIRST EDITION, part 1 (only, of 3 parts, but complete in itself), 8vo (180 x 110mm.), 9 folding engraved plates, one folding chart, contemporary half calf, speckled boards,
plate 2 slightly trimmed (not affecting image), minor staining, rubbed
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: BCJC 1274 (one location only); Holmes, Captain James Cook: A Bibliographical Excursion, 46; Du Reitz, Bibliotheca Polynesia, 1218; Mendelssohn 4, p. 360
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