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A complete set of the three official voyage accounts
Strahan, Cadell and Nicol, London 1784 - Together eight volumes, quarto, and a folio atlas; early nineteenth century full calf, spines gilt in panels with red and black morocco labels; atlas volume recently rebound by Aquariusto match; text volumes with armorial bookplates of William Cockburn. A complete set of Cook's voyages. The series of official Cook narratives is the cornerstone of any collection of books relating to Australia or 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 set is made up as follows:FIRST VOYAGE. HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages? for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere? Three volumes, quarto, 51 engraved plates and maps, many folding. London, 1773. First edition, with the "Chart of the Straights of Magellan" and "Description of the Cuts" (often missing in the first edition).SECOND VOYAGE. COOK, James. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World? Two volumes, quarto, 63 engraved plates and maps. London, 1777. Second edition.THIRD VOYAGE. COOK, James and James KING. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean? Three volumes, quarto, 24 engraved maps and coastal profiles; with separate folio Atlas, containing 2 folding maps with 61 engraved plates with the additional 'Death of Cook' plate. London, 1784. The first edition. Foxing and offsetting affects the first voyage volumes, occurring sporadically throughout the remainder of the text volumes; a few discrete repairs to the folding maps, overall the atlas volume beautifully preserved. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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