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Title: A DESCRIPTION OF ISLANDS IN THER WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN, North and South of the Equator: with Sailing Directions [...] and Vocabularies of their Various Languages
Description: London , J.D. Potter, 1852. 1st Edition. 0 pp. Hardcover. [10],198pp 8vo original cloth with anchor decoration and title in gilt on front board. An ugly copy but sound enough and the text complete. Boards and spine rather marked and dull, wear and apparent old tape marks on endpapers and title, early owner's signature on title, pencilled calculations on front endpaper. Text has some foxing but is soundly sewn and generally good. ***The pagination of the preliminary leaves is variously given in library catalogues (x, vi, 198 p.): this results from the Preface often being bound before the Contents (as here and as in NYPL copy); our copy agrees in the number of leaves with the NYPL copy, and with the British Library copy which is correctly bound. ***Always a difficult book to find -- in any condition -- as most copies went on board ship for practical use rather than into libraries. *** Includes some Pacific Island vocabularies: Lifu, Uea, Stewart Islands, Eddystone Island, Bornabi, Yap, Pallon Islan. Ferguson 8123. Good.

Keywords: esawjq Pacific sailing maritime

Price: US$ 100.00 Seller: E.S.A.W. Books
- Book number: q202007y