Lot 237

Bougainville (Lewis Antoine, Comte de) & Reinhold Forster (John, transl.)

A Voyage round the World…, first English edition, C1-2 misbound, 5 folding maps (the world, the Magellan Straits, two of the South Pacific, and the Moluccas), one engraved folding plate depicting a Tahitian boat, errata at end, Stamp of Selbourne Library, bookplate of Sir Henry Mainwaring, dust soiling, intermittent foxing throughout, occasionally affecting maps outside platemark, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt tooled with decorative vases and floral motif, marbled endpapers, rubbed and scuffed, [Hill (2004) 165; Sabin 6869],4to, J. Nourse & T. Davies, 1772.

***An account of the first official French circumnavigation. The appendix contains a glossary of words in the Tahitian language.

Estimate: £1,500-£2,000