Captain James Cook, R.N., F.R.S.

London: Francis Edwards, 1952.

Octavo; original brown cloth.

One of 500 copies published of this early and influential Cook bibliography, by the doyen of Cook collecting, Sir Maurice Holmes. One of two standard bibliographical references for the voyages of Captain Cook, it is discursive and more attuned to the collector than Beddie's bibliography, which by comparison is encyclopaedic. This is the second and best version, revised and greatly expanded from Holmes' original 1936 essay (which, notes Holmes, 'contained one shocking howler… and half a dozen more venial errors').

One of 500 copies published of this early and influential Cook bibliography, by the doyen of Cook collecting, Sir Maurice Holmes. One of two standard bibliographical references for the voyages of Captain Cook, it is discursive and more attuned to the collector than Beddie's bibliography, which by comparison is encyclopaedic. This is the second and best version, revised and greatly expanded from Holmes' original 1936 essay (which, notes Holmes, 'contained one shocking howler… and half a dozen more venial errors').

It was put together by a significant collector: Holmes' Cook collection is today part of the libraries of UCLA. 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: Endpapers slightly spotted, otherwise fine.

Price (AUD): $175.00

US$122.20   Other currencies

Ref: #5000610

Condition Report