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COOK, CAPTAIN JAMES; RICKMAN, John; Ellis, William
JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN COOK's LAST VOYAGE, TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, ON DISCOVERY (1785)
London, UK: E. NEWBERY, 1785. Fair to good condition. [COOK, CAPTAIN JAMES; RICKMAN, John, officer on board the Discovery; ELLIS, W. (William), -1785, attributed name]. Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery; performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. Illustrated with cuts and a chart, shewing the tracts of the ships employed in this expedition. A new edition, compared with, and corrected from, the voyage published by authority. London: Printed for E. Newbury, at the corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCLXXV [1785]. Hardcover. Second edition. Leather-bound. Octavo (8⁰) (220 x 140 mm), pp. [8], lvii, [1], 376p, plates: map. Contemporary full calf. Smooth spine with gilt bands. Initial and terminal blanks plus half-title present. Folding engraved map. 10 engraved plates. Condition: Fair. Collated complete. Binding worn with hinges cracked and tender. Rubbing and scuffing to covers. Points and spine ends worn and rubbed. The contents are mildly toned and browned with some scribbling to front pastedown partially removed. One or two small holes affecting text. The plates are complete and in good order, however the map has suffered significant loss (see image). Extremely scarce. Listing Note: Based on John Rickman's 'Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage' (1781), but edited and extensively revised by David Henry and intended to form the sixth volume of his 'An historical account of all the voyages round the world, performed by English navigators', 1773-75. Sometimes also attributed to John Ledyard or to William Ellis. Rickman, seco … [Click Below for Full Description]
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