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An authentic narrative of a voyage performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty's ships resolution and discovery, during the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780 ; in search of a North-West passage between the continents of Asia and America. : Including a faithful account of all their discoveries, and the unfortunate death of Captain Cook. Illustrated with a chart and a variety of cuts. By W. Ellis, assistant surgeon to both vessels. by  W ELLIS - First Edition - 1782 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and Biblio.com

An authentic narrative of a voyage performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty's ships resolution and discovery, during the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780 ; in search of a North-West passage between the continents of Asia and America. : Including a faithful account of all their discoveries, and the unfortunate death of Captain Cook. Illustrated with a chart and a variety of cuts. By W. Ellis, assistant surgeon to both vessels.

by ELLIS, W

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1782 FIRST Narrative of Captain James Cook & Clerke Third Voyage Hawaii Alaska

"Remember, the greater the opportunity, the fewer are those who see it."

– James Cook

James Cook was an 18th-century British explorer known for this three major world voyages. The third Pacific voyage, which began in 1776, took Cook and his crew around New Zealand and Hawaii. The events of this voyage became quite popular in the western world, much in part to the narrative that Cook himself wrote concerning the journey. However, many supplemental works were also written such as Ellis's 'Authentic Narrative of a Voyage'.

This work was written to enhance the official report, according to Forbes. It includes much information on Alaska, the North Pacific American coast, Hawaii, and the people groups that Captains Cook and Clerke encountered.

This impressive volume from the first edition features 13 fascinating illustrations, which are

"among the earliest published on the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, and the Northwest." (Hill)

Item number: #6844

Price: $1500

ELLIS, W.

An authentic narrative of a voyage performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty's ships resolution and discovery, during the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780 ; in search of a North-West passage between the continents of Asia and America. : Including a faithful account of all their discoveries, and the unfortunate death of Captain Cook. Illustrated with a chart and a variety of cuts. By W. Ellis, assistant surgeon to both vessels.

London: Printed for G. Robinson, Pater-noster-row; J. Sewell, Cornhill; and J. Debrett, Piccadilly, MDCCLXXXII. [1782]. First edition.

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages; volume 2

o [8], 347, [1]

o 13 full-page plates

· References: Sabin 22333; Hill 95; Howes E 122

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight & secure

· Size: ~8.75in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm)

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