Bougainville, Lewis de.
A Voyage Round the World; Performed by Order of His Most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766-69.
Dublin: J. Exshaw, 1772. First Irish Edition. Hardcover. Period bookplate of "Buchan Hepburn Bar't". Pencil notation at rear reads, "collated & perfect [??] B.. Quaritch" A handsome ocpy of the smaller Irish imprint, published contemeraneously to the larger London edition. (Sabin 6869) From the collection of Edouard Stackpole, renowned whaling scholar, curator of Mystic Seaport Museum (Mystic, CT. 1951-1966) and director of the Peter Foulger Museum (Nantucket, MA. 1969-1986). Very Good [Textblock Near Fine]. Item #6475 Minor shelf/edge wear, binding professionally rebacked/restored (see restoration report), period bookplate at front pastedown, bookseller pencil notation at rear pastedown, small tear at tab of frontismap professionally repaired, else tight, bright and unmarred. Full leather binding, red leather spine label, gilt lettering and decorative elements, large fold-out map, folding plate. 8vo. xxxii, 480pp. Illus. (b/w plate). Glossary.