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Boston: Mills & Hicks, 1774.
Imaginative American almanac depiction of Maori and Aborigines in 1774Duodecimo, 32 pp., original printed wrappers. Rare American-printed Almanac with an important notice of "An Account of the Inhabitants of New Zealand, (embellished with an elegant Representation of a Warrior of that Nation, and two.....
Basle & Paris: J.J. Tourneisen/Pissot, 1788.
Variant issueTwo volumes, octavo; contemporary French sprinkled calf. First continental edition of the great life of Cook: this is the scarce second issue, and probably the rarest of any of the editions of this important book. In this issue the title-page has been.....
Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1789.
Lord Sydney's copyTwo volumes, octavo; bound with the half-titles in contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments; quarter calf bookform box. An important association copy, being Thomas Townshend's copy of the Kippis biography of Captain Cook. This handsome French octavo edition bears his.....
London: J. Davy and Sons, 1923.
The important Bolckow saleOctavo, frontispiece, neatly annotated; in original green printed wrappers, cloth box. A very good copy of this auction catalogue for Sotheby's 1923 Bolckow sale, one of the most important sales of manuscript materials relating to Captain Cook. This copy was.....
London: printed for Robert Sayer and John Bennet, 53 Fleet Street, 1775.
James Cook proves his worthEngraved chart, 540 x 705 mm. with simple early handcolouring to the coastlines. Attractive large-format map of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, derived from the survey work of Chabert (1750-51) and Fleurieu (1769).....
London: Printed for R. Sayer & I. Bennet at No. 53 in Fleet Street, "10 May 1770" but issued 1775.
Gilbert and Lane completing Cook's Newfoundland SurveyDouble page engraved chart, 518 x 716 mm. A splendid map from the Newfoundland Survey, the project which established Cook's reputation and ultimately.....
London: J K Sherwin, circa 1779.
Very first proof copy of first separately issued portrait of CookEngraving, artist's proof copy 275 x 235 mm, mounted and framed. A proof impression (before title, date and some letters) of the first issue of the first separately published engraving of Captain Cook.....
[Holland]: Klauber, 1793.
Rare separately issued portrait from 1793Engraved portrait, 19.7 x 13.7 cm. Most uncommon: an apparently separately-issued engraving of Captain Cook, based on the famous Nathaniel Dance/Sherwin engraving of 1779. This famous portrait is the trademark image of Cook, and this is a fine eighteenth-century version. The.....
New York: Benjamin Gomez, circa 1779.
An American version of the Dance portraitEngraving, 130 x 100 mm, mounted and in a handsome early timber frame. Scarce American-published portrait: the engraving appeared as frontispiece to the New York octavo edition of Cook's third voyage. The depiction is based on Nathaniel.....
London: J.Webber, June 4, 1784.
Proof impression before lettersStipple engraving, oval 120 x 95 mm, printed in sepia; a proof before letters; mounted. Rare proof impression before letters of John Webber's and Francesco Bartolozzi's fine oval portrait of Captain Cook. This portrait has a very large margin, unusual for.....
London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1778.
A very rare Cook fantasy and the first New Zealand novelOctavo, with two etched plates; later quarter calf binding. First edition of one of the scarcest - and oddest - pieces of the entire Cook literature, now widely recognised as the first.....
Upsala: Johan Edman, 1783.
Compiled from both Cook and ForsterSmall octavo, with the half-title, early owner's names to preliminaries, contemporary navy-blue papered boards, manuscript label. Rare Swedish-language compilation derived from both the official account of Cook's second voyage and Georg Forster's unofficial Voyage round the World. Issued the same.....
London: Engravings printed by Boydell for the publishers Strahan and Cadell, 1777.
Cook second voyage atlas plates hand-picked by the master printer, with extra engravingsLarge folio atlas, with the full complement of 64 charts and plates published to accompany the voyage account and two extras (see below), some folding.....
London: B. White, 1777 & 1778.
The Forsters' two independent accounts of Cook's second voyageThree volumes (the first work is in two volumes), quarto, with the large folding map in the first volume and the folding table of languages in the second work; bound without 1 p. list of.....
Paris: chez Buisson, 1787.
First edition in FrenchTwo volumes, quarto, with a folding map and 16 engraved plates, some folding; contemporary mottled calf. Cook's second voyage and travels in South Africa, by the famous Swedish naturalist. This is the first edition in French, the most profusely illustrated of the.....
London: F. Newbery, 1775.
The first account and view of the Antarctic, by a First FleeterOctavo, folding frontispiece map and five plates, leaf D2 a cancel as usual; in later polished light tan calf. First edition: the first full account of Cook's second voyage to have been published, and.....
Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1785.
First French quarto editionFive quarto volumes, including the final atlas volume containing a total of 88 engraved maps and plates;uniform contemporary full calf armorial bindings. The desirable first French edition of the official account of Cook's third voyage, here in outstanding contemporary French bindings.....
London: Printed by W. and A. Strahan, for G. Nicol... and T. Cadell, 1784.
The superb official narrative of Cook's third voyageThree volumes, quarto, and an atlas, folio, with altogether 87 engraved plates and maps, of which 63 appear in the atlas; contemporary diced russia leather, flat spines gilt.....
London: Stockdale, Scatcherd and Whitaker, Fielding, & Hardy, 1784-5.
First octavo editionFour volumes, octavo, with two folding maps and 49 plates, in a smart modern binding of polished half-calf with gilt labels, with the often discarded half-titles present. First octavo edition of the third voyage account, with a large.....
London: G. Robinson, J. Sewell; and J. Debrett, 1782.
Important alternative account, with a chapter on Tasmania and early Pacific viewsTwo volumes, octavo, with a folding chart and 21 engraved plates; a fine copy in contemporary gilt calf. First edition: an attractive set of this rare account – the.....
London: G. Robinson, J. Sewell; and J. Debrett, 1784.
A private account of Cook's third voyageTwo volumes, octavo, with a folding chart and 21 engraved plates, bound with half-titles and directions for placing the cuts; in twentieth-century red morocco, gilt. A most attractive set: this is the uncommon third.....
London: circa 1790. Engraving, handcoloured, page size approx 160 x 240 mm; tear across the bottom of the plate has been expertly repaired. View from Cook's Second Voyage to the Pacific 1772-1775, showing Cook leaving Erramanga, one of the New Hebrides in 1774 by row boat with hostile natives ashore.....
Uppsala: Johan Edman, 1787.
First Swedish accountOctavo, with a folding map, woodcut vignette at top of first text page, with the advertisement leaf; in contemporary pale half calf over speckled paper boards, spine panelled in gilt, original label. The rare first Swedish version of the official account of Cook's.....
London, Victualling Office, 18 June 1777.
Rare document from Cook's third and last voyageManuscript in ink on official paper (watermark "GR" with a crown), written in ink on one side of a single sheet, 239 x 201 mm, small folio. Rare document relating to the provisioning of Cook's third.....