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Fragments of Voyages and Travel, 9 volumes complete

Author: Hall, Basil (Captain ) (1788 - `844)
Price: $600.00
Publisher Location: Edinburgh
Publisher: Robert Cadell
Year Published: 1831
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Binding: 3/4 Leather
Original 3/4 polished calf, raised bands on the spine and dark brown title and volume labels. Series one was published in 1931, Series two in 1832, and Series 3 in 1833, each with 3 volumes, a total of nine complete. Marbled boards, slightly rubbed. Inside, very clean and tight with no foxing, no stains, no browning. At the urging of his father, an eminent man of science, Capt Hall kept a journal during his long career with the Royal Navy. His voyages took him to Rockall, Java, China, India,the Korean coast, South and North America among other locations. Ostensibly written for the young, it reads well for any adult interested in the exploits and dangers of early 19th Century voyages. Beautifully bound set in excellent condition.
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