Title:The Discovery of Tahiti; A Journal of the Second Voyage of H.M.S. Dolphin Round the World, under the Commmand of Captain Wallis, R. N., in the Years 1766, 1767 and 1768, Written By Her Master George Robinson
Author:Robertson, George (Hugh Carrington -- editor)
The Hakluyt Society, 1948, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Reissued, 1st thus
LI, 292pp., list of plates, list of maps, foreword by Hakluyt Society members, editor's preface, select bibliography, one folding map, 9 appendices and index. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, which folds out, showing H. M .A .S. Dolphin in Matavai Bay, Tahati; the fold out section has a triangular crease [small] running the full length of the page. The text is illustrated with another 5 black-and-white illustrations and two black-and-white maps. The fore paper edge and bottom paper edge are deckled. Blue coloured boards with self embossed decoration and gilt illustration of a ship on the front and back panels and gilt writing on the spine. Hakluyt Society Second Series, No. 98 (XCVIII). The discovery of Tahati in 1766. The first reprint of the original Journal. Bumping with some fraying to the head and to the heel of the spine. Bumping to the top book edge also the lower and the book corners as well. Some fading to be cloth of the book and to the rear gilt illustration. Browning and foxing to the top paper edge. Browning to the endpapers. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration ; 18th Century; History -- Pacific ; Inventory No: 0102783.