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Cook, Captain James) Ellis, William
An Authentic Narrative of a Voyage Performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty's Ships Resolution and Discovery, during the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780
London: G. Robinson, J. Sewell, and J. Debrett, 1782. First edition. Engraved folding map and 21 engraved plates. [x], 358, [2] pp; [6], 347 pp. Half-title volume 1, instructions to binder at end of volume 1. 2 vols. 8vo. Modern morocco. Faint foxing, occasional toning, neat repair to bound edge of title and half title, a few small neat repairs to folding map with small tape ghost to bottom edge of same, some mostly marginal worming at middle of vol 2, very good. First edition. Engraved folding map and 21 engraved plates. [x], 358, [2] pp; [6], 347 pp. Half-title volume 1, instructions to binder at end of volume 1. 2 vols. 8vo. Cook's Third Voyage. First edition of this account of Cook's final voyage. "Ellis was a surgeon's mate during Cook's third voyage, first on the Discovery and later on the Resoultion, and gives quite a good history of this expedition. This account was published two years before the official narrative ... It appears that, needing money, Ellis sold his narrative to a bookseller for fifty guineas. The fine plates are among the earliest published on the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and the Northwest" (Hill). The plates include eight of Hawaii, two of Alaska, and three of the Northwest Coast. Beddie 1599; Forbes 41; Hill 555; Howes E-122; Sabin 22333 [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]

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