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He also suggested the existence of Antarctic land in the southern ice ring, a fact which was not proved until the explorations of the nineteenth century. Cook was a brilliant navigator and hydrographer, an excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realise the importance of preserving the health and well-being of his crew. He did everything possible to maintain their physical fitness and the cleanliness of both men and ships. He conquered the hitherto prevalent scurvy by cutting down the consumption of salt meat and by always having fresh vegetables and fruit on board" Printing and the Mind of Man.

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Beddie 39; Forbes More information about this seller Contact this seller 4. Published by London : Dent : Heron books About this Item: London : Dent : Heron books, Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked decorated cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall: tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; xv, p ; 18 cm. Notes; Spine title:Captain Cook: voyages. Subjects; Cook, James Voyages and travels. South Pacific Ocean Discovery and exploration.

Oceania Discovery and exploration. More information about this seller Contact this seller 5. From: MW Books Ltd. Galway, Ireland. More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. West West, First American edition. Two volumes, 12mo, ; pp. The very scarce first American edition of Cook's collected voyages. The First and Second Voyages are covered in the first volume, with the Third Voyage in the second volume. All eighteenth-century American editions of Cook are rare. Beddie, 58; Forbes, ; Sabin, More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. Published by Hakluyt Society , London About this Item: Hakluyt Society , London, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good.

First Edition Thus. More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. Published by Hakluyt Society From: The Book Collector, Inc. About this Item: Hakluyt Society, Dust Jacket Included. Half-title gives II as number within the set. Half-title gives III as number within set. Written by J. First separately published by A. Black then for the Hakluyt Society. Hakluyt Society Extra Series 34a, 34b, 35, 36a, 36b, and First editions.

Condition: Volume one price clipped, lacks jacket for portfolio volume, some jackets age tone else a very good to fine set in like jackets. More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. Published by Price, Whitestone, Chamberlain, et al.

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About this Item: Price, Whitestone, Chamberlain, et al. First Dublin edition. Complete with 5 engraved plates including frontispiece plate of the Death of Cook and large folding map. The first Dublin edition of the first full account in English of Cook's third and final voyage. Rickman was a second lieutenant aboard the Discovery. Howes R, "aa"; Forbes 36; Wickersham a; Davidson, p 64; Kroepelien ; Beddie Contemporary calf rebacked to style, marbled endpapers. Occasional spotting and dustsoiling, better than very good Complete with 5 engraved plates including frontispiece plate of the Death of Cook and large folding map.

More information about this seller Contact this seller Published by Pissot, Nyon About this Item: Pissot, Nyon, Couverture rigide. Edition originale. In-8 de 2 ff. XIX pp. Published by Printed for B. White, J. Robson, P. Elmsly, and G. Robinson, London About this Item: Printed for B. Robinson, London, First edition. Large engraved folding chart. Cook's Second Voyage.

First edition of this account of Cook's second voyage, published several weeks before the first official account appeared. On this voyage Cook became the first to cross the Antarctic Circle; established that "Terra Australis," the hypothesized continent between New Zealand and South America, did not exist; and made extensive sweeps of the South Pacific resulting in the discoveries and rediscoveries of numerous islands, including Easter Island, the Marquesas, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Niue, the Tonga Islands, the New Hebrides and many others.

Forster and his father, the naturalist Johann Reinhold Forster, were both aboard the Resolution. The elder Forster was supposed to write the official account but when terms could not be agreed upon and the offer was withdrawn, the younger Forster issued this account based on his father's journals. Scattered foxing, title page reinforced at bound edge, offset and browning to map Large engraved folding chart. Published by Nathaniel Pattern, Hartford About this Item: Nathaniel Pattern, Hartford, First edition lacking the map as in almost all copies.

Ledyard is distinguished in many respects, he was the only American to sail on Cook's third voyage which explored Alaska and discovered Hawaii. He was also in the boat that carried Cook ashore on the morning of his death.

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Indeed this work contains a detailed account of Cook's death "distinguished by its evident authority" Hill. The purpose of Cook's third voyage was twofold. Ostensibly, it was to return Omai to his homeland in French Polynesia, but the main purpose was to search for the Northwest Passage. It was from there that Cook discovered Hawaii, which he regarded as his greatest achievement. The boats then proceeded to the Pacific Northwest and commenced their search for a route to the Atlantic.

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They returned to Hawaii for the winter of Their initial warm welcome soon wore off and tensions between the Hawaiians and the British resulted in Cook being killed on the shore of Kealakekua Bay on February 14, Charles Clerke assumed command of the expedition and proceeded north once again to pursue the voyage's objective.

The two ships returned to England in A Connecticut native, after the voyage Ledyard remained in England until when he was posted to the North American station - the Revolutionary War was ongoing. He promptly deserted and returned to Hartford where this account was published.

This work preceded Rickman's by a matter of months, though in fact Ledyard made "liberal use of [the first English edition of] Rickman's account in his own narrative" Hill.

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This is not to deride Ledyard unnecessarily; in addition to his account of Cook's death, his keen observations on the fur trade in the Pacific northwest are of great value. Ledyard's account is one of the rarest works on Cook's third's voyage, and Hill confirms that "[o]nly a few copies still have the map.

Highest quality conservation repairs to edges of first four leaves of text and to corner margins on last two leaves. Very good copy in a handsome binding First edition lacking the map as in almost all copies. Published by W.

James Cook and his voyages

Cadell, London About this Item: W. Cadell, London, Edition : first edition, contemporary diced calf with gilt tooled border, rebacked tastefully with matching diced calf with double-raised bands and six compartments, gilt nautical motifs, gilt text in 2 and 4.

A short history of James Cook and his voyages

Board edges gilt, inner dentelles gilt. Endpapers marbled. Captain Cook? The success of Cook? Cook proved that there was no? Terra Australis? The men of this expedition became the first to cross the Antarctic Circle. William Hodges was the artist with the expedition? This voyage produced a vast amount of information concerning the Pacific peoples and islands, proved the value of the chronometer as an aid in finding longitude, and improved techniques for preventing scurvy, in addition to the aforementioned discoveries.?

Hill , Size : 4to, Complete with engraved portrait frontispiece and 63 plates, charts and portraits, many folding.

Strahan and T. Cadell, Vol 1. Mispagination on xxvi, no loss. A few folding charts with small closed tears, vol.

Text and plates are clean and crisp, bound in decorative period gilt diced calf. Seller Inventory B Cadell , , , London Cadell , , , London, Rare first edition set of the official accounts of Captain James Cook's voyages, "the foundation of modern knowledge of the Pacific and a cornerstone of the literature of travel and exploration" Beddie , , ; Hill , , Nine volumes altogether.


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Quarto, bound in full calf with morocco spine labels, elaborate gilt titles to the spine, front and rear panels, raised bands.