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A Voyage Round The World With Captain James Cook In H.M.S. Resolution By Anders Sparrman. Introduction & Notes by Owen Rutter. Wood-Engravings by Peter Barker-Mill.
Golden Cockerel Press 1944 - No 331 of a limited edition of 350. Folio. 218pp plus colophon. Hardback. Green canvas with gilt decoration to front. Contrasting panel to spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Text translated by Huldine Beamish and Averil Mackenzie-Grieve. Edited and with an introduction by Owen Rutter. Printed in Perpetua 14pt type on mould made paper. (Cockalorum 162: 'Suggstions from subscribers are always welcomed, and a kindly Providence seems to direct towards the Golden Cockerel exciting literary material - for instance, this eye-witness account of a three-year voyage with Captain Cook, previously unpublished in English. As if that were not enough, the artist chosen to illustrate this great book produced a collection of engravings which were revolutionary, and a highly successful step forward in the adaptation of the wood-engraving medium to modern art. Blocks like his 'Icebergs with Aurora Australis' fill me with wonder and joy, and a pride in having been directly responsible for giving him the opportunity to express himself in these terms. The Renaissance of art following the disturbance of war may be worth considerable notice when sufficient time has elapsed for us to stand back and see it in perspective.') 13 wood engravings by Peter Barker-Mill. Folding map showing the tracks of Resolution following page 206. Near fine. Slight toning to colophon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Ariadne Books, PBFA]
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