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Lot 303
Cook, James A set of the three voyage accounts
Sold for AU$ 4,800 (US$ 4,293) inc. premium

Lot Details
Cook, James
A set of the three voyage accounts, Together eight volumes, (lacks folio atlas) quarto; uniformly bound in period-style dark brown calf, gilt decorated boards and spines; scattered foxing throughout. The set comprises: Hawkesworth, John, An Account of the Voyages... in the Southern Hemisphere... Second edition. Three volumes, quarto, 52 engraved plates and maps, many folding. London, Strahan and Cadell, 1773; [and] Cook, James, A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World... First edition. Two volumes, quarto, 64 engraved plates and maps, many folding. London, Strahan and Cadell, 1777; [and] Cook, James and James King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... First edition. Three volumes, quarto text; lacking the folio atlas. London, Strahan and Cadell, 1784,

Footnotes

  • Beddie, 650; 1229, 1543; Hill 783, 358, 361; Holmes 5(n), 24, 47.
    The collected set of the three official accounts of Cook's Voyages. The first voyage here in the preferred second edition with the chart of the Strait of Magellan and the List of Plates. This set lacks the folio atlas which should accompany A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.

    Provenance:
    The Owston Collection
    Purchased from Berkelouw in 1981
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