Catalogue of Very Important Manuscripts by or relating to Captain James Cook, Explorer, the Property of H.W. F. Bolckow …. COOK: MANUSCRIPTS, WILKINSON SOTHEBY, HODGE.
Catalogue of Very Important Manuscripts by or relating to Captain James Cook, Explorer, the Property of H.W. F. Bolckow …

Catalogue of Very Important Manuscripts…
Catalogue of Very Important Manuscripts by or relating to Captain James Cook, Explorer, the Property of H.W. F. Bolckow …

London: J. Davy and Sons, 1923.

Octavo, frontispiece, neatly annotated; in original green printed wrappers, cloth box.

The important Bolckow sale

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 owned by someone who attended the sale and recorded prices in pencil throughout. The sale included the autograph manuscript of Cook's diary of the first voyage, correspondence with the Admiralty (including his "Secret Instructions" for the first voyage), the Log Books of both HMS Endeavour and Wallis' HMS Dolphin, and Cook's manuscript charts of Newfoundland. All of these, as the manuscript notes attest, were acquired by William Herbert Ifould for the Mitchell Library in Sydney, for the princely sum of £6780.

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 owned by someone who attended the sale and recorded prices in pencil throughout. The sale included the autograph manuscript of Cook's diary of the first voyage, correspondence with the Admiralty (including his "Secret Instructions" for the first voyage), the Log Books of both HMS Endeavour and Wallis' HMS Dolphin, and Cook's manuscript charts of Newfoundland. All of these, as the manuscript notes attest, were acquired by William Herbert Ifould for the Mitchell Library in Sydney, for the princely sum of £6780.
Bolckow was the MP for Middlesbrough from 1868 until his death in 1878. A wealthy industrialist, he built Marton Hall in Yorkshire - the grounds included the site of Cook's birthplace, which Bolckow marked with a granite urn. He was a famous and assiduous collector of Cook memorabilia, which he displayed as part of his collection in Marton Hall.

Beddie, 4747.

Price (AUD): $1,125.00  other currencies     Ref: #3612756