The Journals Of Captain James Cook On His Voyages Of Discovery. I. The Voyage Of The Endeavour 1768-1771.




Published for The Hakluyt Society at The University Press.





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Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. [ii] + cclxxxiv + [ii] + 696 pp. Bound in original navy cloth, gilt, with gilt block of Cook on front boards, in dust wrapper, which has slightly sunned spine and minor edge wear; otherwise a very good copy. Signature of Ann Shirley on first free endpaper. Illustrated by 45 figures, colour portrait frontispiece, and by 45 numbered figures, including 25 black and white pages of plates, including 3 map plates and facsimiles, 9 folding plates, including 3 colour and 4 black and white maps and plans, by 11 text figures, including maps, and by facsimile signature. The authoritative transcription of Captain James Cook's journals of his voyages of discovery, complete with full critical apparatus, notes and appendices and illustrated by numerous maps and plates. This volume covers the voyage of the Endeavour, 1768-1771, including the exploration of the Australian coastline and the circumnavigation of New Zealand and has an extensive introduction on the exploration of the Pacific before Cook. It is largely based on the manuscript journal held by the National Library of Australia at Canberra. The publication project, the greatest scholastic achievement of John Cawte Beaglehole (1901-71), of the Victoria University of Wellington, was subsidised by the New Zealand government. A reprint, with Addenda and Corrigenda, of the first edition of 1955. This copy was owned by Ann Shirley (b.1927), historian of polar exploration, who held library and manuscript posts at the Scott Polar Institute, Cambridge and the National Maritime Museum, and was a member of both Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING.

[Stock No. 25691]

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