Troisième voyage de Cook, ou Voyage à l'Océan Pacifique…. COOK: THIRD VOYAGE, James COOK, James KING.
Troisième voyage de Cook, ou Voyage à l'Océan Pacifique…
Troisième voyage de Cook, ou Voyage à l'Océan Pacifique…
Troisième voyage de Cook, ou Voyage à l'Océan Pacifique…
Troisième voyage de Cook, ou Voyage à l'Océan Pacifique…

Troisième voyage de Cook, ou Voyage à l'Océan Pacifique…
Troisième voyage de Cook, ou Voyage à l'Océan Pacifique…

Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1785.

Five quarto volumes, including the final atlas volume containing a total of 88 engraved maps and plates;uniform contemporary full calf armorial bindings.

First French quarto edition

The desirable first French edition of the Cook's third voyage, here in outstanding contemporary French bindings bearing the arms of the Ruolz Montchal family. The French edition of the voyage is illustrated in the manner of the English publication. This set includes a version of the famous "Death of Cook" plate based on the original drawing by John Webber (not all copies of the French quarto edition include this plate). Furthermore, the fourth and final volume of the text is complete with all seven appendices, including the folding vocabulary table.

The desirable first French edition of the Cook's third voyage, here in outstanding contemporary French bindings bearing the arms of the Ruolz Montchal family. The French edition of the voyage is illustrated in the manner of the English publication. This set includes a version of the famous "Death of Cook" plate based on the original drawing by John Webber (not all copies of the French quarto edition include this plate). Furthermore, the fourth and final volume of the text is complete with all seven appendices, including the folding vocabulary table.

Beddie, 1556; Forbes Hawaiian National Bibliography, 90; O'Reilly-Reitman, 436.

Price (AUD): $14,500.00  other currencies     Ref: #4401834

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