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Paris: chez Morin, 1787.
Cook admired in Enlightenment FranceOctavo, 118 pp. (last blank), period-style red crushed morocco, spine gilt with raised bands. A very scarce, florid and rather entertaining elegy for Cook, published in Paris, which shows the very high regard in which Cook was held in Enlightenment France...
Florence: Printed for Gaetano Cambiagi, Printer of his Royal Highness, 1785.
This prodigy of natureQuarto, with titles in Italian and English facing, each with engraved vignette of the Royal Society Cook Medal, unpressed and unopened, a tall and handsome copy in black polished calf antique. Rare, eccentric, but beautiful...
Paris: Saillant et Nyon, 1774.
Cape Tribulation to Cape YorkEngraved map, 295 x 335 mm.; original folds. French edition of Cook's chart, which was published the previous year in an engraving by John Cheevers after Cook's original for Hawkesworth's official account of the first voyage. This was the earliest...
Paris: Saillant et Nyon, 1774.
Point Hicks to Cape YorkEngraved map, 370 x 785 mm.; original folds; with good margins; mounted. Perhaps Cook's most famous chart, here in its first French version, prepared for the French language edition of the official account of the Endeavour voyage. The magnificent sweep...
The Queensland coast charted by Cook on the EndeavourEngraved map, 325 x 360 mm. Mounted. The earliest charting of the coast of Queensland, commemorating one of the most memorable passages of Cook's first voyage. This map, prepared by Cook himself, details the tracks and anchorages of the...
London: Elliot Stock, 1893.
First publication of the Corner JournalQuarto, with portrait frontispiece, four maps and plates bound in as well as three large folding charts in rear endpaper sleeve; in the original polished wooden boards, morocco spine lettered in gilt. A wonderful Cook relic: one of just fifty...
London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1773.
The voyage of the Endeavour: an attractive set of the original accountThree volumes, quarto, with a total of 52 maps, views and plates (many folding), in contemporary speckled calf, very well rebacked preserving old title and numbering labels, a handsome set with...
London: Becket and De Hondt, 1771.
Earliest account of the Endeavour voyage: from the library of George IIIQuarto, complete with the rare dedication leaf; trimmed to a square octavo size, with pages cut close to the text; an unusual copy but in fact most attractive, bound in contemporary polished...
London: C. Dilly and J. Phillips, 1784.
A highly unusual coloured Parkinson with the plates in two statesQuarto, second enlarged edition, with a frontispiece portrait, two maps (one double-page), and 26 engraved plates with fine hand-colouring and with the uncoloured plates bound in duplicate; notably wide margins, contemporary binding...
London: S. Parkinson, 1773.
The artist's account of Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti, including magnificent portraits of Maori warriorsQuarto, with frontispiece portrait, a map and 26 plates; a large and attractive copy, top edge gilt, others completely uncut, finely bound in full speckled tan calf. First edition: a large...
Paris: De l'Imprimerie de Guillaume, 1797.
First French issueTwo volumes, octavo, good impressions of the six folding engraved plates after Parkinson, a particularly handsome set in contemporary French mottled calf, flat spine gilt, double red and tan morocco labels. First French edition, first issue: the artist's account of Cook's...
Paris: Saillant & Nyon, 1772.
First French editionOctavo, blind-stamped ex-libris to half title; contemporary French marbled calf, flat spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label. A fine copy of the first French account of Cook's Endeavour voyage, and the first French book on the east coast of Australia. Fréville.....
Boston: Mills & Hicks, 1774. Duodecimo, 32 pp., original printed wrappers. Rare American-printed Almanac with an important notice of "An Account of the Inhabitants of New Zealand, (embellished with an elegant Representation of a Warrior of that Nation, and two Natives of New-Holland, advancing to Combat)." A full-page of text...
Basle, J.J. Tourneisen, & Paris: Pissot, 1788.
Variant issueTwo volumes, octavo; contemporary French ex-libris (A. Fr. Miot) and with the nice green label of a 19th-century New Orleans bookseller; contemporary French sprinkled calf, First continental edition of the great life of Cook: this is the scarce second issue, and...
Paris: Hôtel de Thou, 1789.
Lord Sydney's copyTwo volumes, octavo; bound with the half-titles in contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments; quarter calf bookform box. An important association copy, being Thomas Townshend's copy of the Kippis biography of Captain Cook. This handsome French octavo edition bears his.....
London: J. Davy and Sons, 1923.
The important Bolckow saleOctavo, frontispiece, neatly annotated; in original green printed wrappers, cloth box. 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...
[Holland]: Klauber, 1793.
Rare separately issued portrait from 1793Engraved portrait, 19.7 x 13.7 cm. Most uncommon: an apparently separately-issued engraving of Captain Cook, based on the famous Nathaniel Dance/Sherwin engraving of 1779. This famous portrait is the trademark image of Cook, and this is a fine eighteenth-century version. The...
London: J.Webber, June 4, 1784.
Proof impression before lettersStipple engraving, oval 120 x 95 mm. a proof before letters; mounted. A Proof impression before letters of John Webber's and Francesco Bartolozzi's fine oval portrait of Captain Cook. This portrait has a very large margin, unusual for this decorative oval...
Utrecht & Amsterdam: G.T. van Paddenburg en Zoon & M. Schalekamp, 1793.
Revised Dutch versionSmall quarto, frontispiece and two plates, with an additional handcoloured double-hemisphere world map bound in; a good copy in contemporary half calf, flat spine gilt. Scarce second Dutch edition of Cook's second voyage of discovery...
Upsala: Johan Edman, 1783. Small octavo, with the half-title, early owner's names to preliminaries, contemporary navy-blue papered boards, manuscript label. A very rare edition, a Swedish-language compliation derived from both the official account of Cook's second voyage and Georg Forster's unofficial Voyage round the World. Issued the same year as...
London: Engravings printed by Boydell for the publishers Strahan and Cadell, 1777.
Cook second voyage atlas plates hand-picked by the master printer, with extra engravingsLarge folio atlas, with the full complement of 64 charts and plates published to accompany the voyage account and two extras (see below), some folding...
London: B. White, 1777 & 1778.
The Forsters' two independent accounts of Cook's second voyageThree volumes (the first work is in two volumes), quarto, with the large folding map in the first volume and the folding table of languages in the second work; bound without 1 p. list of...
London: printed for W. Lane, 1781.
"The Officer": one of the earliest published accounts of the AntarcticQuarto, with the cancel second-issue title-page slightly shorter than the text-block (as usual); a very good copy in old maroon cloth with spine label. Very rare: one of the earliest accounts of Cook's...
Paris: chez Buisson, 1787.
First edition in FrenchTwo volumes, quarto, with a folding map and 16 engraved plates, some folding; contemporary mottled calf. Cook's second voyage and travels in South Africa, by the famous Swedish naturalist. This is the first edition in French, the most profusely illustrated of the...