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A NEW VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770, AND 1771; UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY, PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOKE, IN THE SHIP ENDEAVOUR, DRAWN UP FROM HIS OWN JOURNAL, AND FORM THE PAPERS OF JOSEPH BANKS… VOL I (OF 2)
NY: James Rivington. Good with no dust jacket. 1774. Hardcover. 18th Century; Maritime; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [2], 17, [1], 4, [2], 260p pages; A New Voyage Round The World, In The Years 1768, 1769, 1770, And 1771; Undertaken by Order of his present Majesty, performed by Captain James Cooke, In the Ship Endeavour, Drawn up from his own Journal, and form the Papers of Joseph Banks… Vol I (of 2). Contemp leather. Covers scuffed, edgeworn, lacking eps and both plates though small part of folding map is present. Foxed, some stains. Upper blank margin of 2nd leaf roughly removed [list of subscribers], losses to printed area of pp67-68 amounting to a dozen words, the normal tears to printed area of a few dozen leaves, pencil sketches to rear flyleaf and inside of rear cover. Various old ink markings to title page. JCB Annuel Report for 1931, pp. 12-15; Sabin 30936; Evans 13324, Mitchell Library Cook 656; Holmes 9. (2) . Withal a rare and important American edition of Cook's first voyage. Rivington pirated this American edition to undercut the price of the London First Edition in the American market. .
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