The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press for the Hakluyt Society, 1955-, 1967.

Five thick octavo volumes with folding portfolio of printed charts and views, a fine fresh set in the original dark blue cloth, with dust-jackets, including the slightly worn original publisher's printed sleeve for the folding case.

Handsome first edition of the definitive scholarly publication of Captain Cook's journals, being the first complete printing of the full text for all three voyages of discovery. This set includes the later published but uniform Life of Captain Cook by Professor Beaglehole published in 1974, and considered to be the fifth octavo volume in the set.

Handsome first edition of the definitive scholarly publication of Captain Cook's journals, being the first complete printing of the full text for all three voyages of discovery. This set includes the later published but uniform Life of Captain Cook by Professor Beaglehole published in 1974, and considered to be the fifth octavo volume in the set.

Although the full text of the first voyage was published by Elliot Stock as early as 1893, some time elapsed before the unabridged accounts of all three voyages, transcribed and magnificently edited by Beaglehole from the original manuscripts, were made available to the public. Beaglehole's work has since become the indispensable reference on the voyages of Cook.

The five octavo volumes in this set are complemented by a portfolio of 58 maps bound in matching gilt decorated navy cloth. This set includes the addenda and corrigenda for the first two voyages and the portfolio of charts. Loosely inserted is the ten-page booklet by Beaglehole titled Cook and the Russians, an addendum to the voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780.

Price (AUD): $2,650.00

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