Lot 100
  • 100

Cook, Captain James, and John Hawkesworth

7,000 - 10,000 GBP
8,125 GBP
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  • A complete set of first editions of Cook's voyages, bound in 8 text volumes and with 3 atlases, comprising:
  • Paper
An Account of the Voyages... 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. London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773, FIRST EDITION, 3 volumes text and atlas, together 4 volumes, 52 engraved plates and maps in atlas, text in contemporary calf, [Beddie, BCJC 648; Hill (2004) 782; Sabin 30934], the first 2 maps wormed affecting image, a few others with slight marginal worming, atlas disbound

A Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world. London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777, FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes text and atlas, together 3 volumes, engraved portrait and 63 plates (all bound in atlas, and therefore, apart from 3 maps, THE PLATES ARE UNFOLDED), folding table in volume 2, text in contemporary diced calf, atlas nineteenth-century half calf, [Beddie, BCJC 1216; Hill (2004) 358; Sabin 16245], plate 59 (The landing at Tanna) cropped at left edge (another copy of the plate is loosely inserted), slight worming in margins of last few plates

A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. London: W. and A. Strahan, for G. Nicol [&c], 1784, FIRST EDITION, 3 volumes text and atlas, together 4 volumes, text with 24 engraved plates, folding printed table and advert leaf at end of volume 3, atlas with 63 engraved plates, text in contemporary diced calf (uniform with South Pole), atlas in contemporary tree calf, [Beddie, BCJC 1543; Hill (2004) 361; Sabin 16250], some offsetting of plates in text vol.

together 11 volumes, the text volumes rebacked and numbered 1-8, all text vol. slightly wormed in margins at beginning and end of each vol., occasional slight browning, spotting or soiling (more so in atlas to third voyage), most bindings worn and covers detached

Catalogue Note

Unusually this set has separate atlas volumes for the first and second voyages (as well as the third). As a result some of the plates and maps are not folded, as they would be if bound in with the text.