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3 vols; Contemporary full calf boards, with attractive later matching leather spine, gilt titles & decorations with raised bands. All marbled edges & endpapers. Size 29.5cm x 24.5cm In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges of boards & corners. Volume II has small label lower front cover. Lacks one plate. With the armorial bookplate of Will Phillips in each volume on front endpaper. Inside some foxing with some offsetting. Volume I last pages 385 to 421 have small old worming hole top margin edge. Volume III two plater have a few nicks on protruding edges. Else generally clean & tight. This set includes the three volumes of text including 24 maps, charts and coastal profiles (13 folding) plus one folding letter-press table. 421, 549, 558 pages The large folio atlas is not present with this set of the official account of Cook's third and final voyage. The first two volumes were written by James Cook, the third volume by James King.
Title: A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere: Performed un der the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in the Years 1776,1777, 1778,1779 and 1780. Being a copious, comprehensive & satisfactory Abridgement of the Voyage, written by Capt. J.Cook, and Capt.J.King.
Categories: FOREIGN TRAVEL,
Publisher: London: W. & A. Strahan for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1784 First printing, first edition in the rare larger quarto format.:
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Keywords: FOREIGN TRAVEL COOK, CAPT. JAMES / KING, CAPT. JAMES Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Northern Hemisphere Strahan 1784 1st edition rare larger quarto Will Phillips maps, charts and coastal profiles