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Captain Cook 3Rd Edition
1784 An Authentic Narrative of a Voyage Performed by Captain Cook 3Rd Edition
1784. Condition: Very Good. DescriptionAn 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 [microform] : in search of a North-West passage between the continents of Asia and America : including a faithful account of all their discoveries, and the unfortunate death of Captain Cook : illustrated with a chart and a variety of cutsBy Ellis William London: G. Robinson, J. Sewell; and J. Debrett, 1784. Two volumes, octavo, with a folding chart and 21 engraved plates (vol 1-8; vol. 2-13) and a map. Is bound with leather and directions for placing the cuts; in the original cover, just the spine is leather from XX century. Vol.2 have 347 pages and Vol. 1 have 358. The size is 22 x 14 cm. The books are have a very good condition, as you can see the pictures. THE THIRD EDITION Ellis, surgeon's mate and talented amateur artist, sailed first on the Discovery and later on the Resolution. During the voyage he was esteemed by Captain Clerke as a 'very worthy young man'. On his return he was in financial straits and, despite the prohibition by the Admiralty of the publication of any unauthorised account of the voyage, sold his narrative to a London publisher for fifty guineas. It was published over his name, and was thus the first account of the expedition to acknowledge its authorship, earning the condemnation of Sir Joseph Banks, who wrote to him in January 1782 that 'I fear it will not in future be in my power to do what it might have been, had you asked and follo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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