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THE THREE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK. COOK, Capt. James Publication Date: 1773

THE THREE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK. COOK, Capt. James Publication Date: 1773


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.
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