Item #33022 A Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788. Colin Lauder.

A Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788

London: R. Randal, 1789. First edition. 8vo. 151 pp. Modern calf. A very rare, anonymously published narrative of the Portlock and Dixon voyage. The preface is signed "C.L." and its author states that he attended the captains on the voyage. W.H. Portlock's Collection of Voyages attributes the narrative to surgeon Colin Lauder, as does Lada-Mocarski. An important supplement to Portlock's and Dixon's accounts, Forbes remarks on Lauder’s “considerable” observations on Hawaii, with comments on aspects of material culture that go well beyond what other writers describe. In 2017, a copy brought $87,500 at a Christie's auction. Forbes 172; Lada-Mocarski 44; Not in Hill [33022] $65,000. Item #33022

Price: $65,000.00

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