COXE (WILLIAM) A Comparative of the Russian Discoveries with Those Made by Captains Cook and Clerke; and a Sketch of What Remains to Be Ascertained by Future Navigators, 1787
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COXE (WILLIAM) A Comparative View of the Russian Discoveries with Those Made by Captains Cook and Clerke; and a Sketch of What Remains to Be Ascertained by Future Navigators, 1787
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COXE (WILLIAM)
A Comparative View of the Russian Discoveries with Those Made by Captains Cook and Clerke; and a Sketch of What Remains to Be Ascertained by Future Navigators, first edition, half-title, contemporary calf, covers with gilt roll tool border, neatly rebacked [Holmes 64; Howes C8355; Sabin 17312; cf. Lada-Mocarski 29; not in Beddie, Hill or Kroepelien], FINE COPY, 4to (280 x 208mm.), J. Nichols, for T. Cadell, 1787

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  • "EXCEEDINGLY RARE" (Holmes). This pamphlet was issued as a supplement to the author's Account of the Russian Discoveries between Asia and America (1780). In the preface Coxe notes that "the author would have arranged, at a more early period, the following Comparative View, which seems necessarily connected with his former publication... if he had not been absent from England when Cook's [Third] Voyage first made its appearance; and if continued travels and avocations had not prevented him consulting those books, charts and manuscripts which the examination of so intricate a subject required".
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