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A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean...for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed Under the Direction… by  Captain James and Captain James King Cook - First Edition - 1784-12-31 - from The Book House in Dinkytown (SKU: 282606)

A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean...for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed Under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780. the Second

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A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean...for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed Under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780. the Second

by Cook, Captain James and Captain James King

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London, England: H. Hughs for G. Nicol; T. Cadell, 1784-12-31. Hardcover. Good. London: H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. Complete text in 3 volumes, 4to, 11 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches. Atlas volume, issued separately, is not included. Full leather with leather labels. Spines rubbed, with small chip at head of volume II. Leather labels are whole and good. Text block is tight, sound and square. Pressed flora laid in (mostly ferns) with small label: "Brandywine Banks, Chester Co. Penna Sept 20th, 1877. Boards are detached, with some rubbing and scraping, else good. Boards are held in archival acetate jackets. Engraved medallion on two title pages; 24 engraved maps, coastal profiles, and charts, 13 of which folding - complete, as required. Text and plates heavily foxed throughout. This is the second and best edition of the text of the official account of Cook's third and last voyage, reset by Hughs, "...the letter press of the second edition being much superior to the first both in paper & letter press" (citing Mrs. Cook). In 1778 Cook became the first European to travel to the Hawaiian Islands. The Voyage included the west coast of America, Canada and Alaska. "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. [Southeby references for this edition cited - Beddie 1552; Forbes 85; Hill (2004) 361 (first edition); Lada-Mocarski 37; Sabin 16250]. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Not available for priority/expedited shipping. Due to the size/weight of this set extra charges may apply for international shipping.

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Bookseller
The Book House in Dinkytown US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
282606
Title
A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean...for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed Under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780. the Second
Author
Cook, Captain James and Captain James King
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
H. Hughs for G. Nicol; T. Cadell
Place of Publication
London, England
Date Published
1784-12-31
Keywords
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