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COOK, Capt. James.

A complete set of the three voyages.

HAWKESWORTH, JOHN. An account of the voyages... for making discoveries in the southern hemisphere... in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour. [WITH] COOK, CAPT. JAMES. A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world. Performed in His Majesty&

Stock Code
102807
London, 1773
£35,000

A complete first edition set of Captain Cook's great voyages.

'Captain Cook's three great voyages form the basis of any collection of Pacific books. Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors together had done. He was the first really scientific navigator, and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge' (Hill). 'The date of Captain James Cook's exploration of the eastern coast marks the beginning of a new era in the history of Australia. Cook took possession of the country for Great Britain. From the resemblance of its coasts to the southern shores of Wales, he called it New South Wales' (Edward Jenks, The Great Events... Vol XVII p.238).

'As an explorer Cook stands equal to Vasco de Gama, Christopher Columbus and Magellan. Beside proving that the Southern Continent existed only within the Antarctic Circle and showing there was no practical

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Description

First editions throughout, together 9 volumes, comprising 8 volumes text, 4to, and atlas folio. Occasional light spotting, late eighteenth/early nineteenth century polished calf gilt, sometime neatly rebacked preserving spines, morocco labels, atlas bound to match, a fine set. [FIRST VOYAGE] First edition. 3 volumes. 52 engraved maps, charts and views, of which 44 folding; includes 'Streight of Magellan' plate (short tears and repairs to folds). [SECOND VOYAGE] First edition. 2 volumes. 64 engraved plates, maps, and charts (large chart with short tear to fold). [THIRD VOYAGE] First edition. 3 volumes text plus atlas, 87 engraved plates, charts, and maps. Beddie 650, 1216, 1543; Hill 782, 358, 361; Holmes 5, 24, 47; Mitchell Library Cook 648, 1216, 1552; Sabin 30934, 16245, 16250; Hill, 782, 358, 361; Printing and the Mind of Man 223, Rosove 77 & Taurus 1 (Second voyage); Forbes 62 and Lada-Mocarski 37 (3rd voyage). Height of text: 30 cm Overall width of set: 39 cm; Atlas Height 57cm, Depth 41cm.

Bibliography

Beddie 650, 1216, 1543; Hill 782, 358, 361; Holmes 5, 24, 47; Mitchell Library Cook 648, 1216, 1552; Sabin 30934, 16245, 16250; Hill, 782, 358, 361; Printing and the Mind of Man 223, Rosove 77 & Taurus 1 (Second voyage); Forbes 62 and Lada-Mocarski 37 (3rd voyage).

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