Christian Friedrich Voss und Sohn, 1790. First Edition. Leather. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. / No Jacket. Item #005507361
314pp. Complete with thirteen plates and a large folding frontispiece map, this copy without the 'notes to the binder' leaf mentioned by Forbes. In a contemporary binding of quarter polished calf, decoratively stamped in gilt, and pain paper over boards; all edges stained red; attractive period marbled paper endsheets. 20th century bookplate of La Perouse scholar Edward W. Allen. Binding worn a bit near the top and bottom of the spine; joint tender near the top of the front board, and the spine showing some light cracking to the gilt from use. A Very Good copy. FORBES 193, see LADA-MOCARSKI 43. // The first German translation of Dixon's work 'A voyage round the world.... ' (London, 1789), which relates a series of more than forty letters edited by Dixon and signed W.B. [i.e. William Beresford], who sailed as supercargo on board Dixon's ship the 'Queen Charlotte'. This version translated with an introduction by Johann Reinhold Forster, and includes Dixon's introduction, his appendix on natural history, thirteen (of the original 17) plates, and one of the original five folding maps (besonders nach der nordwestlichen Küste von Amerika während der Jahre 1785 bis 1788 in den Schiffen King George und Queen Charlotte...Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen erläutert von Johann Reinhold Forster) (Captain Portlock's and Dixon's voyage around the world, particularly to the northwestern coast of America during the years 1785 to 1788 in the ships King George and Queen Charlotte. Published by the captain Georg Dixon. Translated from English and explained with notes by Johann Reinhold Forster).