The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages

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Author: Silveira de Braganza, Ronald Louis (1933- ) etal (editors) signed

Year: 1974-83

Publisher: University of California Press

Place: San Diego


3 volumes: xv+333 pages with 12 facsimile reproductions, including frontispiece; xviii+290 pages with 11 facsimile reproductions, including frontispiece; xii+140 pages. Small quarto (10 1/2" x 7 /14") issued in blue sailcloth. Volume one limited to 100 copies which are numbered (this is 59) and signed by the former owner Kenneth Hill. Volume II is limited to 750 unnumbered copies and volume III, the index to the first two volumes, is limited to 900 copies. Annotations by Jonathan A Hill. First edition.

The Hill collection was one of the finest private collections of books and manuscripts on Pacific voyages assembled in our generation. Collected by Kenneth E Hill, of New York, and placed on deposit in the ultramodern Central University of Library of the University of California at San Diego, the Collection covers nearly all of the important explorations and discoveries made in the Pacific area and in the western North and South America up to 1855. The collection of 950 titles is especially rich in English, French, Russian, and American accounts. As befits a collection of this stature, quality craftsmanship in printing and binding completes this unique scholarly bibliography.


Points gently rubbed else a very good to fine copy issued without jackets.

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