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[InetBib] Alexander Shaw's Tapa cloth book, 1787

Liebe Kolleg/innen,
passend zur Buchmesse und ihrem diesjährigen Partnerland möchte ich hiermit 
eine Rechercheanfrage des Kollegen Donald Kerr von der University Library Otago 
(Neuseeland) weiterleiten bezüglich eventuell in Deutschland vorhandener 
Exemplare des Catalogue of the different specimens of cloth collected in the 
three voyages of Captain Cook... London 1787, "on the off-chance that there is 
one lurking about", wie der Kollege schrieb. Antworten gerne direkt an Donald 
Kerr: donald.kerr@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:donald.kerr@xxxxxxxxxxx>.
Vielen Dank und viele Grüße,
Falk Eisermann

Dr. Falk Eisermann
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke / Inkunabelsammlung
Unter den Linden 8
D-10117 Berlin (Mitte)
Tel. +49 (0)30 266 435 150
Fax +49 (0)30 266 335 155

Von: Donald Kerr [mailto:donald.kerr@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Betreff: Alexander Shaw's Tapa cloth book, 1787

Dear Colleagues,

I am endeavouring to track down all known copies of A catalogue of the 
different specimens of cloth collected in the three voyages of Captain Cook, to 
the Southern Hemisphere: with a particular account of the manner of the 
manufacturing the same in various Islands of the South Seas; partly extracted 
from Mr. Anderson and Reinhold Forster's observations, and the verbal account 
of some of the most knowing of the navigators: with some anecdotes that 
happened to them among the natives. London: Arranged and printed for Alexander 
Shaw, 1787.

Could you provide information on your holdings of this item using the following 
fields. The below is a preliminary information gathering exercise, and at this 
point I am not worried too much about the sizes of the specimen samples, which 
do vary quite a lot from copy to copy, as too their arrangement in the book, 

Dimensions of Book
Printed Text Present (which should include printed list of samples & their 
location, usually 39 in number)
No. of Specimen Samples
Approximate date of acquisition by institution
Call/Location Number
Other details: binding information; disbound; additional materials to sample 
specimens; the quirky?

I am particularly interested in chasing down all copies, so if you know of 
other copies please let me know. If you remember seeing a copy some place, 
please let me know. These will be added to list if not known. I intend to cover 
those out in the open market, and if possible privately held copies, where 
discretion will reign supreme.

I look forward to your reply.


Dr. Donald Kerr, F.L.S.
Special Collections Librarian
University of Otago
P.O. Box 56
Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone: (03) 479-8330
Email: donald.kerr@xxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:donald.kerr@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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