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COOK, James.

The Three Voyages... Round The World.

Complete in Seven Volumes. With map and other plates.

London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821 Stock Code: 16138
£2,500.00

The complete voyages

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An attractively illustrated edition, presented here entirely untrimmed, reprinting the full texts of the original published accounts of Cook's three voyages. "Captain Cook's three great voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was the first really scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). His contributions to the advancement of knowledge were widely recognised in his own time. During his third voyage, when Britain and America were at war, Benjamin Franklin, who had met Cook in London and was then serving as the Colonies' representative at the court in Paris, wrote a general laissez passer for the expedition, requesting that the American and French fleets leave them unmolested, declaring that "The increase of geographical knowledge facilitates the communication between distant nations in the exchange of useful products and manufactures and the extension of arts whereby the common enjoyments of human life are multiply'd and augmented, and science of other kinds encreas'd to the benefit of mankind in general." Cook's many discoveries resulted in British claims in Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, the last of which he regarded as his most valuable discovery but where he met his death. "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" (Printing and the Mind of Man).

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Description

7 volumes, octavo (230 x 145 mm). Uncut in contemporary blue paper boards skillfully rebacked and recornered to style, new spine labels, endpapers renewed, untrimmed.

Illustrations

Stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece of Cook by William Bond after Nathaniel Dance in vol. I, and engraved folding map showing the routes of the Three Voyages. Complete with 24 aquatint plates as called for by binder's list, printed folding tables in vo

Condition

Slightly rubbed to extremities, some light foxing, short closed tear to vol. VII pp. 1/2. A very good set.

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