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.
COOK, James. [The three voyages:]
London : 1773-84Second and best edition of the first voyage, first edition of the second and third voyages. A highly desirable complete set of the official accounts of Cook's three Pacific voyages in the preferred editions and with an excellent provenance, the atlas folio volume containing an extra suite of "Admiralty" plates from the second voyage in superb early... Learn More£60,000.00
Stock Code: 141440
COOK, James. Storia de viaggi intrapresi per ordine di S.M. Brittannica [sic].
Napoli : 1784First edition in Italian of Cook's three voyages, together with the accounts of Byron, Carteret, Wallis and de Bougainville, presented here in a contemporary full vellum binding. Uncommon, with 13 copies traced institutionally worldwide.
"Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilisation and by the foundation... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 146680
COOK, James. Three Voyages to the Pacific Ocean.
Boston : Jan. 1797First US collected edition of Cook's three voyages. Forbes notes that it "appears to be an adaptation of the text contained in Volumes VI and VII of William Mavor's Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels & Discoveries" (1796). This edition is uncommon, with just two copies traced institutionally in the UK. "Cook earned his place... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 132846