Book Description: Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated. Quarto. Publisher's blue gilt cloth. Volume one of two. A handsome catalogue of an important collection of Pacific voyages, assembled by the collector David Parsons. Part one contains 138 items covering the period from the late 17th to the late 18th centuries, with much from Anson, Cook, Bougainville, and other important voyages. Part two brings the total number of offerings to 295 and covers the late 18th through the 19th centuries, with a copious offering of "grand voyage" material including La Perouse, Freycinet, Wilkes, Kotzebue, Bligh, Duhaut-Cilly, Portlock, Dixon, etc. With learned descriptions, and destined to be a fundamental reference.