The Journals Of Captain James Cook On His Voyages Of Discovery. Iii. Part One. Part Two.; The Voyage Of The Resolution And Discovery 1776-1780.




Published for The Hakluyt Society at The University Press.





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TWO VOLUMES. Large 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Part One, ccxxiv + 718 pp.; Part Two, viii + [721] -1647 pp. Bound in original navy cloth, gilt, with gilt block of Cook on front boards, in dust wrappers, Part Two of which has slight stain on rear; otherwise a very good set. Signatures of Ann Shirley on first free endpaper. Illustrated by 78 numbered plates, including colour portrait frontispiece, 71 black and white pages of plates, including frontispiece, 1 map plate and facsimiles, 7 folding plates, including 2 maps and by 15 sketch maps, 14 in text, many whole page and one folding at end of Part Two. 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. These two volumes cover the voyage north from Tahiti, during which Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, along the North American coast as far north as 70 degrees, disproving the existence of a navigable North-west passage. It also includes the text of the journals of two captains and two surgeons, completing the narrative of the voyage. 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. This set 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 SET 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.

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