Curious Collection Voyages NW Passage 1750 J Newbery illustrated juvenile bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, Exploration, Voyages, Illustrated Books).
A Curious Collection of Voyages.
Tenth volume published c. 1760-75, London.by J. Newbery.
258 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout w/ 9 copper engraved plates. Volume ten (of ?).
Part of a larger set, this volume X stands alone with contents focused upon the Maldive Islands, Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), and a long extensive section devoted to the discovery of the NW Passage.
Book remains well age worn as typical for juvenile books of the 18th century. One page misbound (as issued), appears to lack a leaf after the title.
Covers loosened/ close to detached (front cover held by single cord). Title page torn w/ substantial loss.
A rare book in any condition.
It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W.