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  • Complet set of the best editions]. An: COOK (Captain James).

    Beschreibung: Couverture rigide. Zustand: Comme neuf. Edition originale. Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, 649-1226-1543-1962 (Kippis) et 3596 (portrait)-4510 (pour les portraits en suppl. dans l atlas). Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 85. Hill, 783-358 (pour la première édition) et 361. Holmes, 5-24 (pour la première édition)-47-69. O Reilly, Tahiti, 433. Rosove, Antarctica, 77. A3. Édition originale officielle à l exception du deuxième voyage en 3e édition (souvent préférée à la première édition. Elle contient la table générale des planches pour les trois voyages). Collection complète des trois voyages de Cook, à laquelle on a ajouté la vie du célèbre navigateur par Andrew Kippis. Complet de ses 202 planches gravées hors texte et du portrait du capitaine Cook en frontispice du deuxième voyage (52, 63 et 87 pl.). *Exceptionnelle reliure en cuir de renne russe, dont le prestige tient beaucoup à l histoire insolite de sa découverte et de son sauvetage d une épave oubliée au fond des eaux pendant près de deux siècles ! Le brigantin danois « Die Frau Metta Catharina von Flensburg », en provenance de Saint-Pétersbourg pour Gênes avec une cargaison de chanvre et de peaux, s était échoué dans le détroit de Plymouth en 1786 ; et ce n est qu en 1973 que des plongeurs archéologues (the British Sub-Aqua Club), en quête d un autre navire, l ont découvert par hasard. Cet événement a donné lieu à une spectaculaire vente aux enchères, où relieurs et libraires se sont portés acquéreurs d un ensemble de peaux de première qualité, dont celle qui a servi à relier, avec une grande maîtrise, notre exemplaire signé du relieur canadien Courtland Benson. Le remarquable et surprenant état de conservation des ballots de peaux que le brigantin contenait (certaines de la taille de l animal lui-même, avec la queue et la tête, et marquées des initiales du tanneur) est dû à la méthode russe traditionnelle de tannage qui, en trempant le cuir dans un bain d écorces de bouleau, le rendait résistant à la moisissure et lui vaut une réputation sans égale auprès des bibliophiles, surtout anglais. La peau du renne très résistante, souple et agréable au toucher se prête très bien aux ornements tels que les dorures ou les incrustations, et son séjour biséculaire dans la boue noire où il a été découvert n a fait que renforcer sa solidité. Sa couleur varie du rouge bordeaux épais à une couleur terre de Sienne plus légère, comme pour notre exemplaire (Cf. The Wreck of the Metta Catharina, Garbett G. & Skelton I. 1987 et The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Blackwell, Oxford 2010, vol. 39, no2, pp. 235-257 [23 pages (article)]). Very nice set. Complet set of the best editions. "Now, this book has quite an amazing story : In 1786, the Die Frau Metta Catherina brigantine left St. Petersbourg with a cargo of hemp and leather. The latter was no ordinary leather, but Russia leather its typical crosshatched grain, tanned with willow bark and curried with birch oil what the New York Times magazine calls a top-of-the-line luxury. This leather was renown for its unique perfume, its resistance to water and, as it seems, for being insect-repellent. Captain Twedt who was the skipper of the Die Frau Metta Catherina back in 1786, was aiming to Genoa. But he never went beyond Plymouth Sound. Torn from her anchorage by a sudden storm, the Metta Catherina eventually sank to a depth of about 100 feet. The vessel and cargo entirely lost, read a contemporary article; crew saved. The cargo, including rolls of Russia leather, quietly remained underwater for the following 187 years, until some members of a local diving club discovered the ship. Brought to the surface, the rolls of leather proved to be somehow well preserved. Mr. Brown, who happened to commercialize them, stated : ''The hides on the outer edges of the rolls, as well as others that were disturbed as the vessel sank, had all deteriorated badly. The inner hides in most of the rolls were in a remarkable state of preservation, protecte. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers ABE-4240789275

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  • The North-American Pilot for Newfoundland, Labradore, the: COOK, James.] JEFFERYS,

    Beschreibung: First edition. Large folio, 22 engraved charts, many double-page or folding, some with inset plans, with title page (verso blank) and 2 pp. text. Contemporary half-calf, joints repaired, marbled boards, within a morocco-backed drop-back box, spine lettered in gilt. Extremely rare. Published in the year of Cook's return to England from his Second Voyage, this is the first issue of the complete edition of the survey of Newfoundland and Labrador which he carried out in 1760s. These incredibly detailed and accurate charts, along with his skills as a navigator, were largely responsible for Cook being given command of the Endeavour, which took him on his first circumnavigation. Samuel Holland, the first Surveyor General of British North America, gives an insight into Cook's surveying work in North America: '.whenever I could get a moment of time from my duty, I was on board the Pembroke where the great cabin, dedicated to scientific purposes and mostly taken up with a drawing table, furnished no room for idlers. Under Capt. Simcoe's eye, Mr. Cook and myself compiled materials for a Chart of the Gulf and River St. Lawrence, which plan at his decease was dedicated to Sir Charles Saunders; with no other alterations than what Mr. Cook and I made coming up up the River. Another chart of the River, including Chaleur and Gaspe Bays, mostly taken from plans in Admiral Durell's possession, was compiled and drawn . and sent . for immediate publication to Mr. Thos. Jeffrey [sic], predecessor to Mr. Faden' (Beaglehole, The Life of Captain James Cook, p36. The leading cartographical engraver of his day, Jefferys held the titles of 'Geographer to the King' and 'Engraver, Geographer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales'. He went bankrupt in 1765, some six years before his death, at which time Robert Sayer acquired a large part of his interests. In partnership with Bennet, he published much of Jefferys' remaining work posthumously, including The North-American Pilot, first issued at the start of the American Revolutionary War. The maps are as follows: I. A General Chart of Newfoundland, 10 May, 1770 (double-page engraved chart); II. A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland, 25 March, 1775 (double-page engraved chart); III. A Chart of the South East Part of Newfoundland, 10 May, 1770 (double-page engraved chart); IV. Trinity Harbour, Carboniere & Harbour Grace, and St John's Harbour, 10 May, 1770 (single-sheet engraved chart); V. The Harbour of Trepassey, The Road & Harbour of Placentia, and St Mary's Harbour, 10 May, 1770 (single-sheet engraved chart); VI. Chart of Part of the South Coast of Newfoundland, 10 May, 1774 (large folding double-page engraved chart, with additional piece to Fortune Bay); VII. A New Map of Nova Scotia & Cape Breton (double-page engraved chart); VIII. The Island of Sable, 10 May, 1770 (single-sheet engraved chart); IX. A Chart of the Harbour of Halifax, 25 March, 1775 (double-page engraved chart); X. A Draught of the Gut of Canto, A Plan of Port Dauphin, and A Plan of Murgain or Cow Bay, 25 March, 1775 (single-sheet engraved chart); XI. A Chart of the Gulf of St Laurence, 25 March, 1775 (double-page engraved chart); XII. A Chart of the Magdalen Islands (single-sheet engraved chart); XIII. A Map of the Island of St John, 6 April, 1774 (double-page engraved chart); XIV. A Plan of Chaleur Bay, 25 March, 1775 (large single-sheet engraved chart); XV. A Plan of Ristigouche Harbour, 25 March, 1775 (large single-sheet engraved chart); XVI. A Chart of the West Coast of Newfoundland, 10 May, 1770 (large double-page folding engraved chart); XVII. A Chart of the Straits of Bellisle, 10 May, 1770 (double-page folding engraved chart); XVIII. A Chart of Part of the Coast of Labrador , 10 May, 1770 (double-page engraved chart); XIX. A Chart of Part of the Coast of Labrador , 10 May, 1770 (double-page engraved chart); and XX. / XXI. / XX. A New Chart of the River St Laurence, 16 February, 1775 (double-page folding engraved charts). Beddie, 1938; Tooley, p335; Worms & Baynton-Williams, British Map Engravers, p350. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 97351

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  • THE THREE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK.: COOK, Capt. James

    COOK, Capt. James

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    Beschreibung: Hardcover. Zustand: Near Fine. 1st Edition. THE THREE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK. COOK, Capt. James (1728-1779) Published London 1773-1785. (1785) ALL FIRST EDITIONS OF COOK S THREE VOYAGES PLUS ATLAS & Kippis Life of Captain James Cook, Cook, James. Set of all three voyages, all in first editions, and a uniformly bound copy of the first edition of Kippis LIFE. Atlas recently bound in period full calf. ATLAS, 2 large folding charts & 61 plates with nearly all the original tissue guards in place. Recently bound in full calf expertly executed to match the text vols. A near fine set. Together 8 vols. text, med. 4to, & folio atlas with original tissues. In all 202 fine, engraved maps, charts, portraits, costume plates, views, etc.; the text volumes uniformly re-backed in contemporary style, First Voyage: AN ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY FOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE, AND SUCCESSIVELY PERFORMED BY COMMODORE BYRON, CAPTAIN WALLIS, CAPTAIN CARTERET AND CAPTAIN COOK, IN THE DOLPHIN, THE SWALLOW AND THE ENDEAVOUR: DRAWN UP FROM THE JOURNALS WHICH WERE KEPT BY THE SEVERAL COMMANDERS, AND FROM THE PAPERS OF JOSEPH BANKS, ESQ; BY JOHN HAWKESWORTH, LL.D. IN THREE VOLUMES. ILLUSTRATED WITH CUTS, AND A GREAT VARIETY OF CHARTS AND MAPS RELATIVE TO COUNTRIES NOW FIRST DISCOVERED, OR HITHERTO BUT IMPERFECTLY KNOWN. London: Printed for W. Strahan; & T. Cadell in the Strand. M DCC LXXIII. 3 vols., 4to. First Edition; Vol. I, pp. [xii], xxxvi, 140(last blank), [361]-676; 21 charts & plates (mostly folding); Vol. II, pp. xvi, 410; 22 charts & plates (mostly folding); Vol. III, pp. [vi], 411-800 (last blank); 9 charts & plates (mostly folding); contemporary full speckled calf (neatly re-backed, see below); some occasional spotting and offsetting from plates, but a very good, generally clean set. The first edition, without the later added chart of the Streights of Magellan, and with the Directions for Placing the Cuts added at end. Second Voyage: A VOYAGE TOWARDS THE SOUTH POLE AND ROUND THE WORLD. PERFORMED IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS THE RESOLUTION AND ADVENTURE, IN THE YEARS 1772, 1773, 1774, AND 1775. WRITTEN BY JAMES COOK, COMMANDER OF THE RESOLUTION. IN WHICH IS INCLUDED, CAPTAIN FURNEAUX'S NARRATIVE OF HIS PROCEEDINGS IN THE ADVENTURE DURING THE SEPARATION OF THE SHIPS. IN TWO VOLUMES. ILLUSTRATED WITH MAPS AND CHARTS, AND A VARIETY OF PORTRAITS OF PERSONS AND VIEWS OF PLACES, DRAWN DURING THE VOYAGE BY MR. HODGES, AND ENGRAVED BY THE MOST EMINENT MASTERS. London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand. MDCCLXXVII. 2 vols., 4to. First Edition; Vol. I, pp. xl, 378; portrait frontis., 36 charts & plates; Vol. II, pp. [viii], 396; 27 charts and plates; 2 plates and 2 charts with imprints cropped or shaved by the binder (as often, binders had to trim the large plates to fit them in); contemporary full speckled calf (neatly rebacked, see below); a very good, clean set. Third Voyage: A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. UNDERTAKEN BY THE COMMAND OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE. TO DETERMINE THE POSITION AND EXTENT OF THE WEST SIDE OF NORTH AMERICA; ITS DISTANCE FROM ASIA; AND THE PRACTICABILITY OF A NORTHERN PASSAGE TO EUROPE. PERFORMED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CAPTAINS COOK, CLERKE, AND GORE, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS THE RESOLUTION AND DISCOVERY; IN THE YEARS 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, AND 1780. IN THREE VOLUMES. VOL. I. AND II. WRITTEN BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, F.R.S. VOL. III. BY CAPTAIN JAMES KING, LL.D. AND F.R.S. ILLUSTRATED WITH MAPS AND CHARTS, FROM THE ORIGINAL DRAWINGS MADE BY LIEUT HENRY ROBERTS, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CAPTAIN COOK; AND WITH A GREAT VARIETY OF PORTRAITS OF PERSONS, VIEWS OF PLACES, AND HISTORICAL REPRESENTATIONS OF REMARKABLE INCIDENTS, DRAWN BY MR. WEBBER DURING THE VOYAGE, AND ENGRAVED BY THE MOST EMINENT ARTISTS. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY. London: Printed by W. and A. Strahan: For G. Nicol, Bookseller to His Majesty, in the Strand; and T. Ca. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1539231415531

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  • A set of the three voyage accounts: COOK, Captain James

    Beschreibung: Together eight volumes, quarto, and two folio Atlases; uniformly bound in contemporary polished diced russia leather, decorated in blind and gilt, atlases in half binding with marbled paper sides matching the endpapers of the text volumes; all volumes neatly respined. An attractive complete set of Captain Cook's three voyages in their large official accounts, with uniform contemporary provenance. The series of official Cook narratives is the cornerstone of any collection of books relating to the Pacific. Illustrated with marvellous engravings based on the work of the official artists on the voyages, including Parkinson, Hodges, and Webber, the series stands as the great monument to Cook's achievements. This handsome set has the first and third voyages in their "best" editions and the rarely-seen feature of a separate Atlas to the second voyage. Of the total of 204 engraved plates and maps that illustrate the three voyage accounts, 128 of them are contained in the separate Atlas volumes where they can be seen to best advantage in the larger format. The first voyage is in its second and best edition, complete with the "Directions for placing the cuts" and the "Chart of the Straights of Magellan" (both of which are usually missing in the first edition), and with the new Preface containing Hawkesworth's virulent 8-page reply to Dalrymple's whining reviews of the first edition, and the whole volume revised by the voyage's astronomer William Wales. The second voyage, here in its third edition, has the very desirable separate atlas containing the wonderful series of plates and maps (usually bound into the text volumes) printed on thicker paper than usual, and unusually fresh and bright. Only the largest of the maps are folded, and the views and botanical plates are all the more impressive for their being in uncreased state. The third voyage is in its second and best edition, preferred for several reasons, including the fact that the Royal Society medal awarded to Cook posthumously in 1784 appears on the title-pages; the printing was done by Hughs (rather than Strahan who printed the first edition) with the wording of the title-pages slightly modified and the text itself entirely re-set. Isaac Smith presenting a set on behalf of Cook's widow in 1821 noted that 'I am desired by Mrs Cook. to request your acceptance of the 4 books sent herewith being her Husbands last Voyage round the World, as a mark of her respect. the letter press of the second edition being much superior to the first both in paper & letter press' (quoted by Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 85). King George III's copy of the official account, preserved in the British Library, is also an example of this second edition. . Provenance: Uniform provenance in all volumes of Ebenezer John Collett (1755-1833, MP for Grampound, Cornwall from 1814 to 1818), with armorial bookplates; Francis Markham, with bookplates; private collection (Sydney). About 50 leaves in vol. I stained in upper margins, a few other spots and stains, generally in fine clean condition in good contemporary bindings well respined. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 4504379

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  • Hawkesworth, John [Captain James Cook]

    Verlag: W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1773, 1777, 1784, London (1773)

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    Beschreibung: Rare first edition set of the official accounts of Captain James Cook's voyages, "the foundation of modern knowledge of the Pacific and a cornerstone of the literature of travel and exploration" (Beddie 648, 1216, 1543; Hill 782, 358, 361). Nine volumes altogether. Quarto, bound in full calf with morocco spine labels, elaborate gilt titles to the spine, front and rear panels, raised bands. Large folio atlas bound in the same manner. The First Voyage is comprised of three volumes edited by John Hawkesworth. "An Account of the Voyages. for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour." The Second Voyage includes two volumes, published in 1777: "A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships Resolution and Adventure, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775". First edition. Portrait frontispiece and 63 plates and charts (several folding or double-page). The Third Voyage was published in 1784: "A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To determine The Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe." Four volumes, first edition. The text with 24 plates and charts as called for, with two large folding maps and 61 plates. An exceptional set. Captain Cook s Voyages are an iconic symbol of discovery and served not only to contribute to many diverse fields of knowledge, but also to inspire many who followed after him. "He was really the first scientific navigator" (Hill) and the only explorer during this time to lead three circumnavigations. The knowledge accumulated during these explorations greatly expanded the awareness of the world s geography, and his writings, maps, and drawings significantly aided in future navigations, making sea travel much more certain and educating the general public. Cook s first voyage sailed from England in 1768, rounded Cape Horn and continued westward to arrive in Tahiiti in April of 1769, where the Royal Society had engaged Cook to observe the transit of Venus across the Sun. He then sailed to New Zealand, mapping the complete coastline and then travelling to Australia, where his expedition became the first recorded Europeans to encounter the eastern coastline. The voyage was fraught with many perils, including being nearly ship-wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef and losing many of the crew to malaria in modern day Indonesia, but they were able to finally sail past the Cape of Good Hope and return to England in 1771. Cook s second voyage took place between 1772-1775, with a mission to search for the hypothetical Terra Australis. Cook crossed the Antarctic Circle for the first time in history and thought he disproved the existence of the "Great Southern Continent." He actually almost reached Antarctica on one occasion, but then turned towards Tahiti for supplies. In Cook s third voyage (1776-79), his aim was to search for the North-West Passage through the American continent. He charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Straight. "Cook was the first navigator to accurately map the coast, and, by carrying away a collection of furs, he introduced the fur trade to the English and American traders, whose subsequent expeditions were based upon his discoveries no other contemporaneously printed source narrative is of comparable importance" (Eberstadt). On this voyage, he also discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he named the Sandwich Islands. Cook died during this third voyage on the Hawaiian islands. With the publication of the first two voyages, and his dramatic death in Hawaii, James Cook became a national hero. So eagerly awaited was his account of the third voyage, that it was sold out a few days after publication. Among his accomplishments Cook discovered New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, the Isle of Pines, Sandwich Land (Hawaii) and rediscovered and charted numerous other lands. He was the first to survey New Zealand where he spent six months. He was also a pioneer in regard to the health of his men. On his second voyage, Cook lost only one man out of 118 in a voyage of more than 1000 days, one of the first to conquer scurvy. As a commander, an observer and a practical physician, his merits were equally great. He won the affection of those who served under him by sympathy, kindness and unselfish care of others, which were as noteworthy as his gifts of discovery and intellect. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 112342

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  • A JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE ROUND THE: Cook, James) [Magra,

    Cook, James) [Magra, James]

    Verlag: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt (London) (1771)

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    Beschreibung: Hardcover. Zustand: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP ENDEAVOUR, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770 AND 1771. (Cook, James) [Magra, James] London: T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1771. 1st edition first printing, 4to, pp. [leaf - title] [leaf dedication with note at bottom Place this next the Title] 130 [2 leaves]. Period half diced Russia and marbled boards, some minor browning in margins or traces of handling on a few text pages, else a large and very attractive copy. The earliest of the series of so-called 'surreptitious' accounts of Cook's voyages, this published anonymously less than three months after the Endeavour returned and two years before Hawkesworth's official account of the voyage. The dedication leaf printed separately from the rest of the text, to the Admiralty, Sir Joseph Banks and Dr. Daniel Solander, implied their approval and gave this work the appearance of authority. However, the Admiralty, Banks and Solander immediately published an advertisement denying all knowledge of this work and the dedication was quickly removed; the result being that very few copies exist with this suppressed added leaf. The authorship has not been conclusively proved, but James Magra is the most likely candidate. He was an American-born midshipman on the Endeavour, whose important proposals twelve years later for the establishment of a colony in New South Wales were supported by Sir Joseph Banks. Magra's authorship was first suggested by Beaglehole and recent scholarship by Alan Frost has given additional weight to this attribution. [Brooke-Hitching cat]. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1550116028481

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  • Complete set of Cook's Voyages: An Account: Cook, James; John

    Beschreibung: Second edition of the 1773 Hawkesworth edition, complete with the "directions for placing the cuts" and The Chart of the Strait of Magellan, which are sometimes lacking. This edition includes the Preface to the Second edition with Hawkesworth's famous rebuttal to Alexander Dalrymple. Three quarto volumes (284 x 227 mm) bound in uniform contemporary calf, expertly rebacked; collating: [xx], xxxvi, [iv, directions for cuts], 456; xiv, 410; 395. Complete with 21 plates and charts in volume 1, 22 in volume 2 and 9 in volume 3, most of which are folding. A Very Good set. Internal contents are generally in excellent shape; a few repairs the folding plates, minor foxing, but on the whole an attractive set. First edition of A Voyage Towards the South Pole. Two quarto volumes (291 x 230 mm) bound in contemporary calf, expertly rebacked; collating: xl, 378; [viii], 396. Complete with 37 plates and charts in volume 1 (including the frontis portrait of Cook), and 27 in volume 2 (including frontis), plus the folding table at p. 364. Internal contents are generally in excellent condition, although with some minor browning to plates or adjacent leaves. Second edition of A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, with the medallion on the title page of each volume. Three quarto volumes (296 x 234), bound in contemporary calf, expertly rebacked; collating: [x], xcvi, 421; [xiv], 548; [xiv], 556. Complete with 11 plates and charts in volume 1 (including frontis), 10 in volume 2 and 6 in volume 3, plus a folding table at p. 528. Volume one has two plates not called for, apparently proof plates of "A Man of Van Diemen's Land" and "A Woman of Van Diemen's Land." Internal contents generally in excellent shape. On the whole a lovely set. With the Atlas volume (527 x 400 mm): containing 63 plates, complete but for the "Death of Cook" plate, which is only bound into some sets. Atlas volume uniformly bound to style with leather spine over marbled paper boards. Internally the plates are generally clean with only a bit of marginal foxing (much nicer than typically found). "In his three voyages to the Pacific, Cook disproved the existence of a great southern continent, completed the outlines of Australia and New Zealand, charted the Society Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, and the Hawaiian Islands, and depicted accurately for the first time the north-west coast of America, leaving no major discoveries for his successors. In addition the scientific discoveries in the fields of natural history and ethnology were considerable and the drawings made by the artists were of great significance" (ODNB). On the heels of exploration came imperial exploitation. The Cook expeditions' mapping efforts enabled the British Empire to move safely and efficiently through the oceans in order to establish a world-wide system of economic and cultural control. Beddie 648, 1216, 1553. PMM 223. Second edition, First edition, Second edition. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 3329

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  • Cook, Captain James. [James Magra?].

    Verlag: London, Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, in the Strand. (1771)

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    Beschreibung: Hardcover. Zustand: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition, second issue, without the dedication leaf. The first printed account of Cook's First Voyage, and discovery of the eastern coast of Australia. Quarto; size of the binding: 8 1/2 inches x 10 3/4 in., title-page; 130 pp. + [4] pp. (three are printed pages of the Vocabulary). Approx. page size: 8 1/4 in. x 10 5/8 in. Old diced calf sides and corner-pieces, with most of the leather now chipped from the spine (some of the gilt titling is present), and marbled paper over boards; early, inner cloth hinges. This copy bears the engraved heraldic bookplate of English novelist, Anthony Trollope (1815-82), printed on blue-gray paper and initialed in ink: R.B. [Rare Book?, possibly written by Trollope], and the bookplate of Cleveland, Ohio book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951) and two mounted early catalogue entries, and a mounted, typed letter from Cleveland, Ohio based booksellers, Burrows Brothers, describing this copy. The early binding shows wear to the spine, cover corners & edges, and to the marbled paper, small ink stains, spots to the title-page. A rare book. From the Burrows Brothers letter to another book collector: "Oct. 28, 1915. With a lot of books recently received from a library of a Massachusetts Collector, is an exceedingly valuable book, probably as scarce as we have ever had. It is a copy of the rare first edition of Cook's 'Journal of a Voyage Round the World.' London, 1771. This edition is apparently almost unknown. The only other copies we find any record of being one in the Bodleian Library, and the other described in one of Magg's Lists some time ago, clipping from the latter being mounted in this volume. We feel sure that our copy is as fine and prefect as they catalogue, and in addition it has an extra value, as it carries the Book Plate of Anthony Trollope. We would like to have you see this volume as we think you would like to become its owner. We have looked through all our sales and auction records, biographies and bibliographies, and find no notice of this book, or that a copy has ever been offered for sale, except as above. This Journal was published anonymously, and it is the first publication containing the Narrative of Cook's First Voyage. It was surreptitiously published two years before Hawkesworth's eagerly awaited accounts. It was wrongly attributed to Banks and Solander, but was probably the journal of one of the civilians who died at Batavia. [signed]: Wm. Van Sittert.". Seller Inventory # MM-3. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers MM-3

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  • COOK, Capt. James (1728-1779).

    Verlag: London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1773-1777 (1777)

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    Beschreibung: FIRST VOYAGE HAWKESWORTH, John (1715-1773). An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, And successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, And Captain Cook, In the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour. London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1773. 3 volumes, 4to (10 6/8 x 8 4/8 inches). With "A Description of the Cuts" and "Directions for placing the cuts and charts". 2 large folding maps of "Part of the South Seas," (small tears to folds) and "The Straights of Magellan," 50 engraved plates, charts and maps (35 double or folding) (some occasionally heavy spotting and marginal staining). First edition. SECOND VOYAGE COOK, James. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 . In which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his Proceedings in the Adventure during the Separation of the Ships. London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777. 2 volumes, 4to (10 6/8 x 8 3/8 inches). Engraved portrait frontispiece, large folding chart of the Southern Hemisphere and 61 plates, charts and maps (33 double or folding), one letterpress table (some plates close-cropped). First edition. Together 5 volumes, uniformly bound in modern paneled calf antique. AN ATTRACTIVE SET. "In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors together had done. He was the first really scientific navigator, and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). Cook conducted his three voyages between the years of 1768 and 1779. During his expeditions, the British naval officer traversed the South Pacific three times, twice braving into the Antarctic Circle. He was the first European to make contact with the Eastern coast of Australia: "The date of Captain James Cook's exploration of the eastern coast marks the beginning of a new era in the history of Australia. Cook took possession of the country for Great Britain. From the resemblance of its coasts to the southern shores of Wales, he called it New South Wales" (Jenks). Cook also ventured across the North Pacific and into the Arctic Sea, by way of the Bering Strait, in hopes of locating the ever elusive Northwest Passage. From there Cook made his way to the present-day Hawaiian Islands, he was the first European to step foot there, but he and four of his officers ultimately met a grisly fate at the hands of local inhabitants. Though Cook never made it home to England, he nevertheless achieved a great deal during his voyages. Cook's expeditions allowed for the creation of the first accurate nautical charts of the Pacific Ocean, which were based on thousands of astronomical sightings, and marine chronometers, used to determine longitude, were also used extensively for the first time. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 9c18-2b

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  • A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean .: COOK, Captain James

    COOK, Captain James (1728-1779) and Captain James KING (1750-1784)

    Verlag: W. & A. Strahan for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, London (1784)

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    Beschreibung: 4 volumes. (Text: 3 vols., quarto [11 3/16 x 9 inches]; Atlas: 1 vol., large folio [23 1/2 x 17 inches]). Text: 1p. publisher's advertisements at end of vol.III. 1 folding letterpress table, 24 engraved maps, coastal profiles and charts (14 folding), extra-illustrated with a duplicate folding engraved "Chart of the NW Coast of America and NE Coast of Asia" which is also present in the atlas. Atlas vol.: 63 engraved plates, plans and maps (one double-page, one folding), uncut. Text: contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked to style, the flat spines divided into six compartments by double fillets enclosing a neo-classical roll, red/brown morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, green morocco label with onlaid disc of red/brown morocco with volume number, the remaining compartments elaborately tooled in gilt with stylised foliage cornerpieces around various large centrally-place tools; Atlas: expertly bound to style in half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine elaborately tooled in gilt uniform to the text. A fine set of the first edition of the official account of Cook's third and last voyage: a cornerstone among travel and voyage literature on the exploration of Hawaii and the northwest coast of America, Canada and Alaska. This copy particularly desirable with the plates in the atlas uncut. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Beddie 1543; Forbes Hawaiian National Bibliography, 85; Hill (2004) 361; Lada-Mocarski 37; cf.Printing and the Mind of Man 223; Sabin 16250. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 21446

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  • Beschreibung: Hardcover. Zustand: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8 Volume Set, filled with all Folding Maps & Illus Plts, 1st 3 Vols by Hawkesworth, 1777, 1st ed; 2nd 2 Vols by Cook, 1777, 1st ed; the last 3 Vols by Cook are the 3rd Ed published in 1785. Entire set Beautifully Bound in Brn Tooled Period Leather with raised Ridges on Spine & Gilt titles, Gilt Marginal Double lines around outside covers & Elaborate interwoven Design around inside covers, Gilt Armorial Design blindstamped on F Covers, Marbled e.p., & Marbled edgepapers, 4to. This set originally came from the Library of Sir Simon R.B. Taylor, Lord Justice of Jamaica, who died in 1815, his bookplate on F e.p. & Gilt Armorial stamped on F Covers. Hinges on front covers of 2 volumes tender else entire set Beautifully Bound & Impressive & in Nice Condition, some foxing but most maps & Illustrations are fresh & appear never to have been opened. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 117369

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  • The Death of Captain James Cook by: Cook, James] George

    Cook, James] George Carter

    Verlag: G. Carter, London (1784)

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    Beschreibung: Proof. A proof after letters of the most beautiful depiction of the death of Captain James Cook. The artist, George Carter, was not an eyewitness to the events in Hawaii, but his imagery and care in reconstructing the event places it as the most moving depiction of the event. Long a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and an accomplished portrait and historical painter, the tragedy of Cook's death on 14 February 1779 was an ideal subject for his talents. His depiction is vivid, showing Cook standing on the shoreline facing his attackers, holding his rifle as a club. The detailed portraits of the Hawaiians and the English seaman are done with great intensity and variety and number more than 30 individuals. In this effort, he was aided by John Hall, who engraved the portrait of Cook, and the other figures were engraved by I. Thornthwaite. The landscape was engraved by S. Smith. Carter painted the image in 1781 and helped to produce the print with the print makers Sayer and Bennet in 1784. The publishing line reads, "London, Published as the Act Directs by G. Carter of Margaret St. . Cavendish Square and Messrs. Sayer & Bennet in Fleet St." The artist and engravers line, while somewhat indistinct, follows this - "G. Carter pinxit; S. Smith engraved the Landscape; J. Hall engraved the Portrait of Captain Cook; the figures by I. Thornthwaite." We believe this image to be a proof for the following reasons- the simplified design of type used in the engraving of the title; the text of the publishing information matching that of the 1st edition but without the date of Jany. 1st, 1784; the text of the artist/engravers line matching that of the 1st edition, but appearing very faintly; the intensity of the image and a faint "Pr." in the bottom right margin of the print. The style of type used for the title is distinctly different than the first edition, which was published "Jany. 1st, 1784." In this edition, the engraving of the title is quite unsophisticated, and differs from the first edition significantly, which is more highly decorated, with four or five hatch marks on the letters DEATH, JAMES and COOK. The style of this print's title matches that of a copy held in the British Museum. (Call #Oc2006,Prt.140). Unfortunately, the BM print is missing the publishing line and much of the bottom margin. The State Library of New South Wales holds the first edition, with the publishing line identical to this print, with the publishing date of Jany. 1st, 1784 (Call # a1528432). The copy held by the National Library of Australia (PIC Drawer 7452 #U3051 NK4835) erroneously states that their print is a first edition; the publication line reads "Published 18th April, 1791, by ROBT. SAYER, No. 53, Fleet Street, London. The presence of a faint "Pr." in the bottom right margin confirms our suspicions. Beddie lists 5 issues of the print. These vary slightly in the size of the printed image and publication dates. This copy of the image measures 16 7/8 x 23 1/4". However, slight variations in measuring devices could account for some of these differences and we don't regard the measurements as definitive of one edition over another. Beddie 2566 Jany 1st, 1784, 16 3/4 x 23 3/8"; Beddie 2567 Feby 1 1784, 17 x 23 1/2"; Beddie 2568 as 'another' measuring 16 3/4 x 23 1/4; Beddie 2569 'The Same' publish'd 12 May 1794 by Laurie & Whittle, 16 15/16 x 23 7/16"; Beddie 2570 'The Same', Proof before letters, 16 15/16 x 23 7/16". Image size 16 7/8 x 23 1/4". Small margins, trimmed within the plate mark, laid on archival tissue, some small sections of margin on the right side added but not affecting the printed surface, title engraved in an unsophisticated style, the publication line a bit rubbed and trimmed close, the artist/ engravers line indistinct but not rubbed. No publication date listed after Fleet St. (the 1st edition was published with the date Jany. 1st 1784 after "Fleet St.". A proof copy of a print that is a notable rarity. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 22657

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  • Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by: Cook, Captain James

    Beschreibung: First edition. Three quarto volumes (11 7/16 x 9 inches; 290 x 230 mm.), plus large folio atlas volume (21 3/4 x 15 15/16 inches; 552 x 405 mm.). [8], xcvi, 421, [1, blank]; [12], 549, [1, blank]; [12], 558, [1, advertisement], [1, blank] pp. Volume III bound with the final leaf of advertisements for Cook's First and Second Voyages. Three text volumes with twenty-four engraved plates and charts (thirteen of which are folding) and appendix with 1 folding letterpress table facing p. 528 in Volume III. Sixty-three large plates and charts (one folding, one double-page) in the folio atlas volume (eighty-seven total). With tissue guards. The text volumes bound in contemporary tree calf. Spines each with two black leather spines labels, lettered in gilt. Spines stamped and ruled in gilt. A bit of rubbing and flaking to leather. Volume one rebacked with the original spine laid down. Each volume with some minor offsetting. Trivial foxing, generally to preliminary leaves. Charts occasionally causing some offsetting. Publisher's advertisement in volume three with lower corner torn but not affecting text. Overall text is extremely clean. Atlas in contemporary marbled paper boards. Rebacked and recornered with half polished calf. Spine tooled in gilt. Generally the plates are exceptionally clean. Overall a very good set with beautifully clean text and plates. "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber who was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice" (Hill). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 2022

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  • A Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage: Cook, Captain James)

    Cook, Captain James) Ledyard, John

    Verlag: Nathaniel Pattern, Hartford (1783)

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    Beschreibung: 208 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First edition (lacking the map as in almost all copies). 208 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Rare. "This is not only the first American book on the Northwest Coast, but also the first American book on Hawaii" (Streeter). Ledyard is distinguished in many respects, he was the only American to sail on Cook's third voyage which explored Alaska and discovered Hawaii. He was also in the boat that carried Cook ashore on the morning of his death. Indeed this work contains a detailed account of Cook's death "distinguished by its evident authority" (Hill). The purpose of Cook's third voyage was twofold. Ostensibly, it was to return Omai to his homeland in French Polynesia, but the main purpose was to search for the Northwest Passage. The Resolution and Discovery departed Plymouth in 1776 and made their way via the Cape to New Zealand and Tahiti. It was from there that Cook discovered Hawaii, which he regarded as his greatest achievement. The boats then proceeded to the Pacific Northwest and commenced their search for a route to the Atlantic. They returned to Hawaii for the winter of 1778-9. Their initial warm welcome soon wore off and tensions between the Hawaiians and the British resulted in Cook being killed on the shore of Kealakekua Bay on February 14, 1779. Charles Clerke assumed command of the expedition and proceeded north once again to pursue the voyage's objective. The two ships returned to England in 1780. A Connecticut native, after the voyage Ledyard remained in England until 1782 when he was posted to the North American station - the Revolutionary War was ongoing. He promptly deserted and returned to Hartford where this account was published. This work preceded Rickman's by a matter of months, though in fact Ledyard made "liberal use of [the first English edition of] Rickman's account in his own narrative" (Hill). This is not to deride Ledyard unnecessarily; in addition to his account of Cook's death, his keen observations on the fur trade in the Pacific northwest are of great value. Ledyard's account is one of the rarest works on Cook's third's voyage, and Hill confirms that "[o]nly a few copies still have the map." It was wanting in both the Streeter and Brooke-Hitching copies. Beddie, 1603; Evans 17998; Sabin 39691; Forbes 52; Hill 991; Howes L-181 "d"; Lada-Mocarski 36; Smith 5797; Streeter, Sale VI:3477 Contemporary sheep over boards, finely rebacked with period spine to style. Highest quality conservation repairs to edges of first four leaves of text and to corner margins on last two leaves. Very good copy in a handsome binding First edition (lacking the map as in almost all copies). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 310851

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  • A Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage: COOK, James -

    Beschreibung: First edition of this notable Cook rarity - the first American account of Cook's third voyage, which preceded publication of the official (London) account by more than a year. "This was not only the first American book on the Northwest coast [of America], but also probably the first American book on Hawaii" (Streeter). Stab holes are visible at gatherings A4-K and Forbes notes that: "The book was first issued in parts with blue grey part wrappers as follows: Part I, pages 1-80 [as our copy]; Part II, pages 81-160; Part III, pages 161-208" and goes on to say that "not all copies were first issued thus in their entirety. Copies may in fact have only the first and second parts of the text, which show evidence of a part issue". This copy, like virtually all others, does not have the rare map and it is now accepted that it was not generally issued; a census of copies at auction with the map, drawn up by PBA Galleries in 2008, lists only three: George Brinley (1879), William C. Braislin (1927: "small portion of the map" only) and Thomas W. Streeter (1969). Another copy at auction in 2011 included "map corner [only]. most of map lacking". Connecticut-born John Ledyard (1751-1789), the self-styled "mad, romantic, dreaming Ledyard" - described by historian Jared Sparks on the title page of his 1828 biography as simply "The American Traveller" and characterised by Jefferson as a genius - joined Cook as a corporal of marines and "sailed with the expedition that left the Thames on July 12, 1776. At Nootka Sound [Vancouver Island], which was reached in March 1778, he began to picture the vast possibilities of the northwestern fur trade and resolved to enter it at the first opportunity. The return voyage, on which Cook was killed at the Hawaiian Islands, Feb. 14. 1779, brought him to London late in 1780. The American Revolution was still in progress, and refusing to serve against his countrymen, Ledyard remained in barracks for two years, and was then transferred to the North American station" (DAB). From there he fashioned his escape home, to Hartford, and wrote his recollections of his voyage with Cook. Ledyard clearly drew on John Rickman's "surreptitious and anonymous" (Beddie) Journal of James Cook's Last Voyage (London: E. Newbery, 1781), which "he relied on. for dates, distances, the courses of the vessels, and for other particulars serving to revive recollection" (Sparks p. 53) and sold the manuscript to the Hartford publisher Nathaniel Patten "for twenty guineas" (ibid.). Beddie 1603; ESTC W27492; Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 52; Hill 991 ("exceedingly rare"); Holmes 45; Howes 181; Parks Collection 70; Sabin 39691 ("The author's narrative is distinguished by its simplicity and evident authenticity"); Streeter VI 3477. Octavo (169 x 114 mm). Contemporary sheep. Without label, some abrasion with small chip to front joint, free endpapers neatly excised, tiny chip to bottom fore corner of title page, small chip to terminal leaf not affecting text, light browning to contents as usual. An excellent copy. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 148942

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  • A COMPLETE SET OF COOK'S VOYAGES [COMPRISING:]: COOK, Captain James;

    Beschreibung: Eight volumes, 4to, with the contents of the Atlas volume bound in to the third voyage (vols. VI-VIII) as directed by the printers in the list of plates. The first voyage is a first edition, the second voyage is a third edition and the third voyage is a second edition. All bound in contemporary full calf, recently rebacked to style with morocco title labels. A very good set with foxing or offsetting to some leaves and occasional minor repairs to folding plates, but generally very clean and well preserved. Some wear to boards with old repairs to corners. In total 204 engraved plates, maps, views and charts (52, 64 and 88 in the three voyages respectively) The primary account of Cook's remarkable voyages of exploration, which "form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the Southern Hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was the first really scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill) From a printing point of view the second edition of the third voyage is generally preferred to the first (Hughs took over the printing from Strahan and reset all the text). Contemporary support for this view is reported in a set presented by Mrs. Cook to Dr. Elliotson, which notes that "the letter press of the second edition being much superior to the first both in paper & letter press.". Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 30505

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  • A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken: Cook, Captain James

    Beschreibung: xcvi,421; (14),548;(14),556 pp. Quarto (30.8 X 24 cm.) (Text) Expertly bound to style in 18th Century diced Russia over light oatmeal paste paper boards. Flat spines divided into 6 compartments, red and green morocco labels in the second and third compartments Single center tool with horizontal ruled lines. Leather corners. Early 19th century laid paper endpapers. + Folio Atlas (55.6 X 39.5 cm.) in matching quarter leather and paste paper boards. Hand tied headbands. Text volumes with engraved medallion portraits on each page. 24 engraved maps, coastal profiles and charts (13 folding) One folding letter press table. Atlas volume with 61 engraved plates and 2 folding maps for a total of 63 items in the atlas volume. The total number of plates and maps in the set is 87. The text and atlas volume are generally very clean with only slight offsetting from the plates and light foxing in the margins. Overall a fine attractive set with generous margins and strong impressions of the atlas plates. Beddie 1543, Hill 361, Lada Mocarski 37 The official account of Cook's third and final voyage, undertaken to seek the Northwest Passage from the Pacific. The officers of this voyage aboard the Resolution form a who's who of later Pacific exploration, including William Bligh, George Vancouver, and James Burney. Cook visited New Zealand, Tahiti, and other islands before making what he considered his greatest discovery, the Hawaiian Islands, which he named the Sandwich Islands. Cook then headed northeast, reaching present-day Oregon, then following the coast north to Alaska, sailing through the Bering Strait, where the ship was stopped by pack ice in August of 1778. In January 1779 Cook returned to the Hawaiian Islands where he had previously been welcomed, but tensions quickly mounted, prompting Cook to set sail on February 4. Several days later a storm broke the Resolution's foremast, and Cook returned to the islands to make repairs. The natives, not happy to see the Englishmen again stole from the ship's boats, Cook took a Hawaiian chief hostage and was killed returning to the ship with his prisoner. The first two volumes of this set are from Cook's journals; the third volume was written by Captain James King, who succeeded Cook. The second edition has superior typography than the first edition and new title pages with engraved medallion portraits. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 143106

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  • Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to: Cook, Capt. James]

    Beschreibung: First edition. Octavo in fours (6 5/8 x 4 3/8 inches; 169 x 111 mm). [1]-208 pp. Map absent as is almost always the case (see note). Contemporary full brown sheep. Red morocco spine label, lettered in blind. Original stab holes present, indicating that this copy was once in original wrappers, with seemingly original endpapers. Boards with some rubbing and edges bumped. Inner hinges with some minor professional repairs. Date "1783" in blue ink on title-page. Front free endpaper with old ink notes. A bit of toning and staining, however considerably clean and bright, unusual for an American book of this period. In a custom oatmeal cloth clamshell. Overall a very good copy. The first American book on the Northwest Coast and likely the first American book on Hawaii, written by a significant figure in the history of American contact narratives in the South Seas. This edition "preceded publication of the official (London) narrative by more than a year. The author, a corporal of the marines aboard the Resolution, was one of several Americans on the voyage but the only one to publish an account. As all hands were ordered at Macao to â deliver up their journals, and every writing, remark, or memorandum, on pain of the severest punishment in case of concealment' for forwarding to the Admiralty. Ledyard relied in great part on a copy of the Rickman narrative in drawing up this account. He however includes details of the voyage not available elsewhere. The account of his stay at Hawaii, including his inland expedition and the death of Captain Cook at Kealakekua Bay, occupies 64 pages of the text" (Forbes). An enthusiastic and detailed account of Cook's voyage. Concerning the absence of the map we read in the Hawaiian National Bibliography: "The map is particularly rare and is almost always lacking even in otherwise very good copies. Due to the erratic nature of American printing of the period, it may well be that the map was not produced until the work was well under way, or that it cost extra to purchasers, as some copes show no evidence that it was ever present (as is the case with this copy). In the American Antiquarian Society copy the map is bound on a stub at page 161 (the beginning of Part III). This appears to be added evidence that the map did not appear until the last part of the publication was issued" (44). Evans 17998. Hawaiian National Bibliography 52. Hill I, pp. 176-177. Sabin 39691. Lada-Mocarski 36. Kroepelin 717. Howes L-178. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 1851

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  • A Journal of a Voyage to the: Cook, Captain James)

    Beschreibung: First edition with the very rare "Explanatory Remarks" by Fothergill and postscript. Complete with frontispiece and 27 engraved plates (including 1 map). xxiv, 22, 212, 2 pp. Imperial 4to. With The Rare Explanatory Remarks by Fothergill. First edition of this important account of Cook's first voyage, based on the journal of Parkinson, who had been engaged by Sir Joseph Banks to serve as natural history draughtsman aboard the Endeavour. Parkinson died of dysentery on the homeward voyage, and his account was transcribed and published by his brother Stanfield Parkinson, who was forced by injunction to delay publication until Hawkesworth's official account appeared. "Parkinson made numerous drawings of botanical and other subjects, including landscapes and portraits of native chiefs . Banks spoke highly of his 'unbounded industry' in making for him a much larger collection of drawings than he anticipated. His observations, too, were valuable, and the vocabularies of South Sea languages given in his journal are of great interest" (Hill). This copy includes the rare "Explanatory Remarks" by John Fothergill, a Parkinson family friend who mediated an agreement between Stanfield Parkinson and Banks, both of whom laid claim to the journal, which would allow for the publication of the book. When Stanfield Parkinson included a scurrilous preface attacking Banks and misrepresenting his actions, an offended Fothergill purchased the remaining copies, inserting into them these 22 pages of remarks which sought to set the record straight. In 1784 he brought out a new edition of Parkinson's account which included the remarks, but copies of the first edition which include them are scarce on the market. Beddie 712; Hill 1308; Holmes 7; Howgego C173; Du Rietz 944; Sabin 58787 Contemporary tree calf, finely rebacked with gilt spine to period style. Fine Complete with frontispiece and 27 engraved plates (including 1 map). xxiv, 22, 212, 2 pp. Imperial 4to First edition with the very rare "Explanatory Remarks" by Fothergill and postscript. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 310853

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  • A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken: COOK: THIRD VOYAGE]

    COOK: THIRD VOYAGE] COOK, James and James KING

    Verlag: Printed by W. and A. Strahan, for G. Nicol. and T. Cadell, London (1784)

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    Beschreibung: Three volumes, quarto, and an atlas, folio, with altogether 87 engraved plates and maps, of which 63 appear in the atlas; contemporary diced russia leather, flat spines gilt in compartments with a complex design, black leather lettering pieces and round crimson numbering-pieces within dark green labels; the atlas volume in a neat modern binding of half calf and marbled boards. First edition of the official account of Cook's last voyage. This is a good set of this tremendous publication, the detailed narrative of the voyage extensively illustrated with beautiful engravings after John Webber, and so popular at the time that copies were sometimes literally read to pieces. "A magnificent summation of all the public and private journals, logs, drawings and other observations made during the voyage, and. as important a record of the exploration of the North Pacific as Cook's first two voyages had been for the South Pacific. It is in fact one of the most important English books published in the last quarter of the eighteenth century." (Forbes). The Resolution and Discovery made an enormous sweep throughout the Pacific, calling at Tasmania, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Tonga and Tahiti before heading north and making famous landfall at the Hawaiian islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands in honour of his patron. After exploring the Northwest coast of America and returning to Hawaii, Cook was killed in the notorious skirmish ashore. Command passed to Clerke, and, after his death, to John Gore. The shocking news of the explorer's death reached England through overland reports from the Russian Pacific coast some months before the ships themselves returned. It marked the end of an age, and the beginning of another that would feature a number of the men who had been aboard the Cook voyage: among them Bligh, Vancouver, and Colnett. Unlike the official narratives of the first two Cook voyages, this was planned as a grander publication with the three text volumes containing some of the lesser illustrations but the 63 more important illustrations and maps appearing on a large scale in the separate folio-sized atlas volume. The result does justice to John Webber's superb visualisations of the Pacific. Webber was the official artist on the voyage: his romantic views remain the most evocative of all early portrayals of the islands, and helped to foster the notion of island paradise that so affected an European public eagerly reading the voyages of discovery being published in the eighteenth century. The full story of the voyage, including the narrative of Cook's murder at Kealakekua Bay, was so eagerly awaited by the public that the entire first edition was sold out within three days, at the then huge price of four pounds fourteen shillings and sixpence, and copies were soon changing hands at up to ten guineas. . Provenance: Robert Baker (early signature in volume 1), possibly the Baker whose books were sold by Sotheby in 1855 and whose copy of the Cook second voyage atlas is in the Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales; H. Mackenzie-Begg, with his small bookplate in each volume. Some scuffing to sides of text volumes, which have been skilfully rebacked with original spines laid down, lower panel of one spine repaired and a small defect in leather on another. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 4401862

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  • An Account of the Voyages undertaken by: COOK, James; HAWKESWORTH,

    Beschreibung: First edition of the official account of Cook's first voyage, a handsome and appealing set in the preferred issue with the Straits of Magellan plate, together with previous exploratory expeditions under Byron, Carteret and Wallis, compiled by John Hawkesworth. The primary purpose of Cook's voyage in Endeavour was the observation of the transit of Venus from Tahiti, and then to continue the enterprise of geographical investigation begun by Byron. This was to result in the discovery of the Society Islands, the circumnavigation of New Zealand, and the charting of the eastern coast of Australia. "Hawkesworth, an eminent London author, was chosen by Lord Sandwich and commissioned by the Admiralty to prepare these narratives for publication [He] was expected to add polish to the rough narratives of sea men, and to present the accounts in a style befitting the status of the voyages as official government expeditions, intended to embellish England's prestige as a maritime power." Although the book was a huge success, fast becoming a best-seller, it was disastrous for its editor: "He was publicly attacked on three different counts: by the captains for tampering with the texts of their journals, by prudish readers for reprinting descriptions of the sexual freedoms of the South Sea islanders, and by devout churchmen for impiety in the general introduction to the work, in which Hawkesworth had rashly challenged the doctrine of providential intervention. He was devastated by this critical barrage, and it was thought to be the main cause of his death. The rumour recorded by Malone that he killed himself with an overdose of opium is uncorroborated, but Fanny Burney's conviction that his health was destroyed by the vilification he suffered seems well founded" (ODNB). Hill 782; Howgego I, C173; Sabin 30934. 3 volumes, quarto (294 x 228 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco labels, spines direct-numbered gilt, raised bands. 52 maps, charts and plates in all, 41 of them folding. Joints partly cracked but still very firm, spine ends a little chipped and corners rubbed, occasional light spotting and the odd stain, but a very good, wide-margined and crisp copy. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 87127

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  • COOK, Captain James [Vols. I and II] / Captain James King [Vol. III] / [Vol. IV - plate volume]

    Verlag: W. and A. Strahan, London (1784)

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    Beschreibung: Hardcover. charts, engravings (illustrator). 1st edition. 4to. Complete four volume set of the first edition. Although in the original boards, this set requires re-binding, as the boards are detached. Volume I lacks The List of Plates (pp. xci to xcvi - however, included in the fourth volume - see below), but is otherwise complete, and all seven maps on six plates (four folding), and one folding plate, are present. Volume II contains all eleven maps or views (six folding). Volume III contains an early worm hole to the lower outside corner of the first few pages, not affecting text. All six maps and plates are present (two folding), plus the folding table at the end, but no advertising leaf. The fourth volume contains 61 engravings of people, places, and animals visited by Capt. Cook in what is now Hawaii (described as the Sandwich Islands), Western British Columbia, and Alaska. Forty of the plates are folding; 21 are large single-page plates. The volume begins with 'The List of Plates', and is numbered pages xci to xcvi (see above). Some of the illustrations are quite foxed, most less so. This volume lacks three charts (nos. I and VI from vol. I, and no. XXXVI from vol. II). There is foxing (off-setting, really) on the pages facing the plates and charts, and occasional marginal foxing to the text, but the latter is hardly untoward. Overall, the contents remain tightly-bound and in remarkably good condition. This set priced with re-binding in mind, or we can arrange for it to be carried out according to your desires. Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook (BCJC) 1543, Streeter 3478. Sabin 16250, Howes 729a, Sotheby's London sale 11/21/91 lot #377 (three vols only). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 9900042258

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  • Cook (Captain James); Furneaux (Captain)

    Verlag: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, London (1777)

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    Beschreibung: Edition : first edition, contemporary diced calf with gilt tooled border, rebacked tastefully with matching diced calf with double-raised bands and six compartments, gilt nautical motifs, gilt text in 2 and 4. Board edges gilt, inner dentelles gilt. Endpapers marbled., The account of Cook?s second voyage. Captain Cook?s three great voyages from the basis for any collection of Pacific books. The success of Cook?s first voyage led the Admiralty to send him on a second expedition, described in the present work, which was to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible in search of any southern continents. Cook proved that there was no ?Terra Australis? which supposedly lat between New Zealand and South America, but became convinced that there must be land beyond the ice fields. The men of this expedition became the first to cross the Antarctic Circle. Further visits were made to New Zealand, and on two great sweeps Cook made an astonishing series of discoveries and rediscoveries including Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Niue, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, and a number of smaller islands. Rounding Cape Horn, on the last part of the voyage, Cook discovered and charted South Georgia, after which he called at Cape Town. William Hodges was the artist with the expedition?This voyage produced a vast amount of information concerning the Pacific peoples and islands, proved the value of the chronometer as an aid in finding longitude, and improved techniques for preventing scurvy, in addition to the aforementioned discoveries.? (Hill), Size : 4to, Complete with engraved portrait frontispiece and 63 plates, charts and portraits, many folding., Volume : 2 vol., References : [Hill p.61; Mitchell Library Cook 1216; Rosove 77A1; Sabin 16245; PMM 223], 4to, for W. Strahan and T.Cadell, 1777 . (PMM)., P. Vol 1. (5), frontis, title, (1), contents (6), introduction ix-xxxvi, list of plates xxxvii-xl, 1-378, (4); Vol 2. (4), title, (1), contents and errata (5), advertisement, 1-315, (1), half-title, (1), 319-396, (4). Mispagination on xxvi, no loss. A few folding charts with small closed tears, vol.2 2A4 torn across page (no loss; professionally repaired), otherwise a fine copy. Text and plates are clean and crisp, bound in decorative period gilt diced calf. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers B3134

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  • Troisième voyage de Cook, ou Voyage à: COOK: THIRD VOYAGE]

    COOK: THIRD VOYAGE] COOK, James and James KING

    Verlag: Hôtel de Thou, Paris (1785)

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    Beschreibung: Zustand: Fine. Five quarto volumes, including the final atlas volume containing a total of 88 engraved maps and plates;uniform contemporary full calf armorial bindings. The desirable first French edition of the official account of Cook's third voyage, here in outstanding contemporary French bindings bearing the arms of the Ruolz Montchal family. The French edition of the voyage is illustrated in the manner of the English publication. This set includes a version of the famous "Death of Cook" plate based on the original drawing by John Webber (not all copies of the French quarto edition include this plate). Furthermore, the fourth and final volume of the text is complete with all seven appendices, including the folding vocabulary table. . Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 4401834

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  • Three Voyages to the Pacific Ocean. The: COOK, James.

    Beschreibung: First US collected edition of Cook's three voyages. Forbes notes that it "appears to be an adaptation of the text contained in Volumes VI and VII of William Mavor's Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels & Discoveries" (1796). This edition is uncommon, with just two copies traced institutionally in the UK. "Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilisation and by the foundation of British Australia. The world was given for the first time an essentially complete knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and Australia, and Cook proved once and for all that there was no great southern continent, as had always been believed. He also suggested the existence of Antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century. Cook was a brilliant navigator and hydrographer, an excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realise the importance of preserving the health and well-being of his crew. He did everything possible to maintain their physical fitness and the cleanliness of both men and ships. He conquered the hitherto prevalent scurvy by cutting down the consumption of salt meat and by always having fresh vegetables and fruit on board" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Beddie 58; Forbes 270; not in Hill; Sabin 16258. 2 volumes, duodecimo (170 x 95 mm). Contemporary brown calf, rebacked to style, titles to red morocco label to spines. Copper engraved frontispieces and seven plates, the plate "A view of the habitations in Nootka Sound", present twice, though only called for in volume II. Ownership inscription dated 1952 in green ink to p. [iv] of both volumes; ownership stamp of Vasconcellos to foot of p. [5] of volume II. Careful restoration to spine ends and tips. A couple of scuffs to covers, edges toned, pencil marks to pastedowns, occasional worming to contents, most notably at foot of gathering y in volume II, tear to fore edge of p 289-90 of volume II, occasional dampstains to contents, offsetting to text, nevertheless a very good copy. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 132846

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  • CAPTAIN JAMES COOK] HAWKESWORTH, John LL.D. / Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook

    Verlag: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, London (1773)

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    Beschreibung: Hardcover. charts and engravings (illustrator). 1st edition. 4to. This is the first printing, first state, of the famous account of what is now described as 'Cook's First Voyage', although primary credit for the creation of this account is given to John Hawkesworth (who had been commissioned by the Admiralty to edit Capt. Cook's papers). Note: there was a second edition published in the same year, containing a Preface by Hawkesworth (Beddie 650). Volume I of our offering ends at page 676, and shows page 139 as numbered 139-360 (as called for in Beddie 648). It contains 18 of the 21 charts and plates called for in this volume, lacking two charts and one plate (or 'cut' as it is called). Volume II has a large tide mark across the top of the first third, or so, of the contents. Page 189 is misnumbered 191. Old worm hole to margins of pages 119-161. Contains 16 of 22 charts and plates (five folding charts, seven folding plates, and four single page plates). The text is complete in 410 numbered pages. Volume III text commences at page 411 and concludes at page 795. All nine plates and charts are present, including the very large folding chart of New Zealand (Cook was the first to confirm that New Zealand was, in fact, an island). It may be taken that this set is offered for re-binding purposes, and priced accordingly, having regard to its condition, and the lack of nine plates, or charts. The text shows foxing, severe on a few pages but, on the whole, the text is perfectly readable and, if professionally restored, the plates and charts would be magnificent. We can arrange professional restoration and re-binding of this set, if desired. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 9900042259

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  • An Account of the Voyages undertaken by: Cook, James] Hawkesworth,

    Beschreibung: Hardcover. Zustand: Near Fine. 1st Edition. London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 3 vols, quarto, 52 engraved maps and plates (ppxxix-xxxiv and 425-496 misbound in Vol.1; neatly repaired 3.5 inch tear to pp.571/2 in vol.1; light insect wear to outer edges, esp. Vol. 1. Contemporary diced russia, single gilt fillet border, expertly rebacked to style, spines in 6 compartments with raised bands, black morocco lettering-piece in the secord compartment, red/brown lettering piece in the third, the others with repeat decoration in gilt and blind. A near fine copy of the first edition of this work. book. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 10001

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  • ANDERSON George William COOK James

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    Beschreibung: First Edition. "ANDERSON, George William. New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World Containing an Authentic, Entertaining, Full, and Complete History of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages. London: Alex. Hogg, 1784[-86]. Thick folio (10-1/2 by 15-1/2 inches), contemporary full brown calf sympathetically rebacked in calf-gilt, red morocco spine label, raised bands. $8000.Richly illustrated first edition account of the "first really scientific navigator," with engraved frontispiece portrait of Cook, 124 magnificent full-page plates of elevations, views, inhabitants, utensils, flora and fauna, and 31 maps and charts including a large folding map of the world.Facing challenges surpassed only by modern space flight, Captain James Cook embodied the spirit of the great age of maritime discovery. The only 18th-century explorer to lead more than one Pacific voyage, he embarked on three circumnavigations between 1768 and 1776, essentially transforming into their modern form the dangerously unreliable maps of the Pacific's expanse and the New World's western coast. "In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the Southern Hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was the first really scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). Accounts of these three famous voyages, with their remarkable engravings, found an eager public, and today form the basis for any collection of exploration. In addition to Cook's voyages, this "important compilation of English voyages" includes accounts of the voyages of Sir Francis Drake, Lord Anson, Philip Carteret, Samuel Wallis, John Byron and Lord Mulgrave. "Anderson sometimes gives the original accounts, others are edited or abridged versions, and frequently additional materials, from other sources, are added to give scope and depth to the narratives" (Hill). Originally issued in 80 separate parts, with no date on the title page. This copy has the heading on page [5]: "A Genuine " (rather than "A New, Genuine "). With undated four-page list of subscribers bound after "Directions to the Bookbinder" leaf at rear. Beddie 19. Hill 18. Cox I, 22. Howgego I: C176. Sabin 52455. Title page and frontispiece reinforced on verso, occasional expert paper repair, only occasional scattered foxing; expert restoration to extremities. A most attractive copy.". Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 107341

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  • A Voyage towards the South Pole, and: COOK, Capt. James

    Beschreibung: 2 volumes, quarto. (11 x 9 inches). Engraved portrait of Cook by J. Basire after Wm. Hodges, 63 engraved plates, maps and charts (15 folding, 16 double-page), 1 folding letterpress table. (A few plates trimmed close, as usual). Contemporary calf, covers with decorative borders tooled in blind, expertly rebacked to style, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red and black morocco labels in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt First edition of Cook's second voyage on which he was directed to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible to search for any southern continent. "Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilization and by the foundation of British Australia. The world was given for the first time an essentially complete knowledge of the Pacific Ocean and Australia, and Cook proved once and for all that there was no great southern continent, as had always been believed. He also suggested the existence of antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century" (Printing and the Mind of Man p.135). "The success of Cook's first voyage led the Admiralty to send him on a second expedition, described in the present work, which was to circumnavigate the globe as far south as possible in search of any southern continents . the men of this expedition became the first to cross the Antarctic Circle. Further visits were made to New Zealand, and on two great sweeps Cook made an astonishing series of discoveries and rediscoveries including Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Niue, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, and a number of smaller islands. Rounding Cape Horn, on the last part of the voyage, Cook discovered and charted South Georgia, after which he called at Cape Town, St. Helena and Ascension, and the Azores . This voyage produced a vast amount of information concerning the Pacific peoples and islands, proved the value of the chronometer as an aid to finding longitude, and improved techniques for preventing scurvy" (Hill p.123) "This, the official account of the second voyage, was written by Cook himself . In a letter, dated June 22nd, 1776, to his friend Commodore William Wilson, Cook writes: - 'The Journal of my late Voyage will be published in the course of the next winter, and I am to have the sole advantage of the sale. It will want those flourishes which Dr. Hawkesworth gave the other, but it will be illustrated and ornamented with about sixty copper plates, which, I am of the opinion, will exceed every thing that has been done in a work of this kind; . As to the Journal, it must speak for itself. I can only say that it is my own narrative .'" (Holmes pp.35-36). Beddie 1216; Hill (2004) 358; Holmes 24; Printing and the Mind of Man 223; Rosove 77.A1. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 25578

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  • Journal of the Resolution s Voyage in: COOK, CAPTAIN JAMES

    Beschreibung: Hardcover. Zustand: Very Good. 1st Edition. London, F. Newbury, 1775. First Edition, Contemporary calf, morocco gilt label, with folding engraved chart and 5 engraved plates. An attractive unrestored copy. This work preceded the official account of the second voyage by eighteen months and gives the first eye-witness account in print of the Antarctic regions. There are thirty-eight pages of text concerning the Antarctic, and the map shows the passage of Cook s two ships to the high southern latitudes. This account was written by the Irish gunner s mate on the Resolution whom Cook had picked up in Batavia during his first voyage. It contains many events not recorded in the official account by Cook and gives the reasons which caused Sir Joseph Banks and his twelve assistants to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Marra made an unsuccessful attempt to desert at Tahiti on May 14, 1774, during this second voyage. He describes his punishment in irons in this work. Beaglehole II, p.CLIII-CLV; Beddie 1270; Hill 1087; Roscove 214; Spence 758; Kroepelien 809; O Reilly-Reitman 379; Hocken p.14; Conrad p.13; Sabin 16247. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 1917

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