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COOK, James.

Rare books by and about James Cook, including first editions, copies in fine bindings, handsome library sets, original maps, signed ephemera and engraved portraits.

Regularly stocked editions of Cook’s works include attractively bound editions of The Life of Captain James Cook; A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean; An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere.

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  1. An Account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and

    An Account of the voyages undertaken by the order of his present majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and

    Together with: A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World performed his Majesty’s ships, the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775...; A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the northern hemisphere...
    First editions, first issues, without the map of the Straits of Magellan. A complete set of the official accounts of James Cook's (1728-79) three Pacific voyages. The first voyage was planned by the Royal Society with the objective to observe ‘the transit of Venus across the face of the sun, which would enable the distance between the earth and the sun to be calculated. Learn More
    £25,000

    Date of Publication: 1773

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 92459

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  2. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,

    An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,

    and, successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, In the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: Drawn up from the Journals which were kept by the several Commanders, and from the Papers of Joseph Bankes, Esq. …
    First edition of the official account of Cook's first voyage, together with previous exploratory expeditions under Byron, Carteret and Wallis, compiled by John Hawkesworth. The primary purpose of Cook's voyage in Endeavour was the observation of the transit of Venus from Tahiti, and then to continue the enterprise of geographical investigation begun by Byron. Learn More
    £9,750

    Date of Publication: 1773

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 87127

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  3. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,

    An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,

    and, successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, In the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: Drawn up from the Journals which were kept by the several Commanders, and from the Papers of Joseph Bankes, Esq. …
    Hawkesworth's account of Cook's first voyage was first published earlier in the same year. This, the second edition, "is considered the best one" (Hill), containing a new preface with the author's reply to Dalrymple's criticism of the first edition, and the chart of the Strait of Magellan. "Hawkesworth , an eminent London author, was chosen by Lord Sandwich and commissioned by the Admiralty to prepare these narratives for publication … [He] was expected to add polish to the rough narratives of sea men, and to present the accounts in a style befitting the status of the voyages as official government expeditions, intended to embellish England's prestige as a maritime power. Learn More
    £9,750

    Date of Publication: 1773

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 62701

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  4. Complete set of the three voyages and two related works.

    Complete set of the three voyages and two related works.

    First edition of the second voyage, second and best edition of the first voyage and second edition of the third voyage. The separate atlas to the third voyage is not present but its charts and plates have been bound into the text volumes and are all present. HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. Learn More
    £20,000

    Date of Publication: 1773

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 100989

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  5. Carte des dcouvertes du Capne. Carteret dans la Nouvelle Bretagne

    Carte des dcouvertes du Capne. Carteret dans la Nouvelle Bretagne

    avec une partie du passage du Capne Cook à travers les Détroits Endeavour et de la Route et des Découvertes du Capne Dampierre dans la Nouvelle Guinée et la Nouvelle Bretagne en 1699 et 1700.
    An interesting map with the Island of Papua New Guinea with the discoveries of Captain Carteret. From the French Edition of Cook's Voyages published 1774-1785. Engraved by Robert Benard. Learn More
    £245

    Date of Publication: 1774

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    Stock Code: 78204

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  6. Trois vues des Isles de l'Amirauté.

    Trois vues des Isles de l'Amirauté.

    Several views of islands in the Pacific such as Mindanao, Joseph Freewill, Admiralty. From the French Edition of Cook's Voyages published 1774-1785. Engraved by Robert Benard. Learn More
    £45

    Date of Publication: 1774

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    Stock Code: 78208

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  7. CARTE D'UNE PARTIE DE LA COTE DE LA NLE. GALLES MERIDLE. DEPUIS LE CAP TRIBULATION JUSQUA DETROIT DE L'ENDEAVOUR.

    CARTE D'UNE PARTIE DE LA COTE DE LA NLE. GALLES MERIDLE. DEPUIS LE CAP TRIBULATION JUSQUA DETROIT DE L'ENDEAVOUR.

    Size: 33 x 29 cm. (13 x 11 inches).
    An interesting chart of the northeastern coast of Australia discovered by Cook in 1770, showing the Endeavour River and the Endeavour Strait. So named by Cook after his ship was careened and repaired on the banks of the river following grounding on a coral reef offshore. Site of present day Cooktown. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: c1776.

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    Stock Code: 54762

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  8. A CHART of the SOUTHERN EXTREMITY of AMERICA.

    A CHART of the SOUTHERN EXTREMITY of AMERICA.

    A simple and clear map of the southern tip of South America with the Falkland Islands, showing Cook's route around Cape Horn. Inset map at lower right of Staten Island. From Captain Cooke's Third Voyage. Learn More
    £295

    Date of Publication: c1777

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    Stock Code: 55016

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  9. The Life of Captain James Cook.
    £2,450

    Date of Publication: 1788

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 70808

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    The Three Voyages Round The World.

    Complete In Seven Volumes. With map and other plates.
    An attractive set, entirely untrimmed. This octavo edition reprints the full texts of the original published accounts of Cook's three voyages. Learn More
    £3,950

    Date of Publication: 1821

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 16138

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