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Lot 63

Untrimmed Coxe in Boards

63. COXE, William. Account of the Russian Discoveries between Asia and America. To which Are Added, the Conquest of Siberia, and the History of the Transactions and Commerce between Russia and China.... Third Edition, Revised and Corrected. London: Printed by J. Nichols for T. Cadell, 1787. xxii, iii, [1], xxiii-xxviii, 387, [1, blank], [22], [6], 417-454, [2] pp., 4 copper-engraved folded plates (maps, view). 8vo, later tan paper spine over contemporary grey paper-covered boards, sympathetically rebacked with tan paper and printed label, new endpapers. Boards slightly stained and rubbed, corners bumped, title page slightly foxed and browned, some light to moderate foxing to plates, otherwise a very good, untrimmed, handsome copy.

     Third edition, revised and corrected (first edition, London, 1780, from the same publishers), including advertisement for the third edition (said not present in all copies). Beddie 1640. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 134. Hill II:392. Holmes 107. Howes C834. JCB III:3121. Pilling 917. Sabin 17309. Strathern 130(ii). This was the first edition to contain the supplement (with separate title & half-title), pp. [411]-454, [2], A Comparative View of the Russian Discoveries With Those Made By Captains Cook and Clerke; And A Sketch of What Remains To Be Ascertained By Future Navigators. The supplement, also published separately the same year (see Item 65 below), makes this edition the first to contain material on Cook’s explorations in the Pacific Northwest. ($750-1,500)

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