Captain James Cook. A bibliographical excursion. Sir Maurice HOLMES.

Captain James Cook. A bibliographical excursion.

London: Francis Edwards Ltd, 1952.

Octavo, in original brown cloth.

Essential reference book for Pacific voyage collectors

The standard bibliographical reference for the voyages of Captain Cook. Beddie's bibliography by comparison is encyclopaedic but the Holmes bibliography is more discursive and attuned to the collector. It was put together by a significant collector: Holmes' Cook collection is today part of the libraries of UCLA.

The standard bibliographical reference for the voyages of Captain Cook. Beddie's bibliography by comparison is encyclopaedic but the Holmes bibliography is more discursive and attuned to the collector. It was put together by a significant collector: Holmes' Cook collection is today part of the libraries of UCLA.

This edition was limited to 500 copies. Like Holmes' earlier and less authoritative "Introduction to the Bibliography of Captain Cook" of 1936 it was published by the English bookseller Francis Edwards, at that time well known for its specialisation in books of voyages and travels.

Condition Report: Very good.

Price (AUD): $175.00

US$128.37   Other currencies

Ref: #4108058

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