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London: Becket and De Hondt, 1771.
Earliest account of the Endeavour voyage: from the library of George IIIQuarto; trimmed fairly closely to the text block; contemporary half calf and speckled boards, with the royal cipher of King George III in gilt on both covers. First edition of the earliest.....
London: Becket and De Hondt, 1771.
First account of the Endeavour voyageQuarto; a good copy in modern quarter calf and marbled boards by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. First edition of the earliest published account of Cook's first voyage to the Pacific: the rare first issue, with the leaf of dedication.....
London: C. Dilly and J. Phillips, 1784.
A highly unusual coloured Parkinson with the plates in two statesQuarto, second enlarged edition, with a frontispiece portrait, two maps (one double-page), and 26 engraved plates with fine hand-colouring and with the uncoloured plates bound in duplicate; notably wide margins, contemporary binding.....
Paris: De l'Imprimerie de Guillaume, 1797.
First French issueTwo volumes, octavo, six folding engraved plates after Parkinson, a handsome set in contemporary French mottled calf, flat spines gilt, double red and tan morocco labels. First French edition, first issue: the artist's account of Cook's first voyage and the discovery.....
London: c. 1771.
First Lord of the Admiralty to Cook's first editorQuarto, autograph manuscript in ink; single page on a bifolium with address panel; on paper watermarked "LVG" Amusing original letter from Sandwich to John Hawkesworth, ghostwriter of the official account of Cook's first voyage (following item). Sandwich writes.....
Paris: Saillant & Nyon, 1772.
First French editionOctavo, blind-stamped ex-libris to half title; contemporary French marbled calf, flat spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label. A fine copy of the first French account of Cook's Endeavour voyage, and the first French book on the east coast of Australia. Fréville.....
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: 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).....
[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.....
London: Royal Society, 1776.
Captain Cook's measures against scurvySmall quarto, [iv], 44 pp. with the half-title, woodcut title device and headpiece, leaf C4 a cancel as usual; modern green quarter morocco. Published after the second voyage, this is one of the most significant and one of the rarest of.....
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.....
Utrecht & Amsterdam: G.T. van Paddenburg en Zoon & M. Schalekamp, 1793.
Revised Dutch versionSmall quarto, frontispiece and two plates, with an additional handcoloured double-hemisphere world map bound in; a good copy in contemporary half calf, flat spine gilt. Scarce second Dutch edition of Cook's second voyage of discovery.....
London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777.
Cook's second voyage: to the Southern OceanTwo volumes, quarto, with frontispiece portrait and 63 engraved charts, portraits and plates; in a handsome contemporary binding of russia leather, ornately decorated in blind and gilt. Cook's great second voyage: the official account, prepared for publication by.....
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 calf gilt. 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.....