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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Cook, Captain James--Parkinson, Sydney
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAS, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP, THE ENDEAVOUR. LONDON: PRINTED FOR STANFIELD PARKINSON, 1773
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3,0005,000
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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Cook, Captain James--Parkinson, Sydney
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAS, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP, THE ENDEAVOUR. LONDON: PRINTED FOR STANFIELD PARKINSON, 1773
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3,0005,000
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Cook, Captain James--Parkinson, Sydney
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAS, IN HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP, THE ENDEAVOUR. LONDON: PRINTED FOR STANFIELD PARKINSON, 1773
FIRST EDITION, 4to (340 x 270mm.), engraved frontispiece portrait and 27 plates, errata leaf at end, contemporary Russia gilt, some spotting, upper cover detached
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Provenance

Edwin Sandys, 2nd Baron Sandys (1726–1797), armorial bookplate

Literature

BCJC 712; ESTC T147793; Hill (2004) 1308

Catalogue Note

Sydney Parkinson, a young natural history draughtsman, was recruited by Sir Joseph Banks as one of two professional artists to travel with him and Captain Cook to the South Seas in July 1768. He completed some 1300 drawings and compiled several vocabularies before he contracted malaria and dysentery at Batavia and died shortly afterwards at sea, in January 1771. After a protracted dispute involving Banks, Hawkesworth and John Fothergill, Stanfield Parkinson was finally able to publish his brother's journal shortly after the publication of Hawkesworth's own account of Cook's voyage. However the preface, ghost-written by a Dr Kenrick, was considered by Fothergill to be so unrepresentative of Banks' actions, that he bought up all remaining copies of the edition shortly after publication. 

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