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A collection of twenty-five early books and prints, including: the first published book by the Pacific explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville; one of the rarest of all Captain Cook publications, Alexander Dalrymple's Letter from Mr. Dalrymple to Dr. Hawkesworth with the large folding chart of the "South Pacifick Ocean"; the collected edition of William Dampier published in 1729; a beautiful set of John Harris's voyage compendium, with the important Tasman map; the unexpurgated edition of Restif de la Bretonne's La Découverte Australe, with its astonishing suite of engravings; as well as handsome copies of the journals of Ludwig Leichhardt, John Lort Stokes, and John White.
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