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    Beresford's and Dixon's Account
    with Maps, Music, and
    Seven Hand-colored Plates

    [William Beresford] [George Dixon, editor]. A Voyage Round the World; But More Particularly to the North-West Coast of America: Performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in The King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon ... By Captain George Dixon. London: Published by Geo. Goulding, 1789. Quarto. Tall copy (approximately 9 x 11.25 inches.) xxix, [1], [2, Errata and Directions to Binder], 360, 47 appendix, pages. Frontis folded map, thirteen engraved plates and maps, one leaf of music, and seven hand-colored plates. Armorial bookplate of "Viscount Palmerston" on front pastedown with the address "Hanover Square" mounted beneath it. Bound in full tree calf, rebacked with modern leather spine, gilt lettered leather label and gilt designed rules on spine, speckled edges. Boards lightly crazed, rubbed, and scuffed, front cover detached, small leather chips at extremities, rear joint starting; endpapers with bleedthrough and off-set in the borders from leather turn-ins, small holograph pencil notes on front endpapers and dedication page, image offset from maps and plates, varying degrees of foxing and browning (heavier on plates and their adjacent pages), folding plates with light fold wear and small fold separations, few small tears in folding maps near inner margins, light creases, corner bends, occasional minor soiling or stains; else in very good condition.

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    Beresford's and Dixon's A Voyage Round the World was published in the same year as Captain Portlock's book of the same title (also present in this catalog).

    "Bibliographic disarray has surrounded this work ever since Sabin confused the books of Beresford/Dixon and Portlock, which have the same titles; he later corrected this error in his 'P' volume." - [Hill, 117].



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