London. 1773. [with:] Cook, James: A VOYAGE TOWARDS THE SOUTH POLE, AND ROUND THE WORLD...IN THE YEARS 1772, 1773, 1774, AND 1775.... London. 1784. [with:] Cook, James: A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN.... London. 1784-85. [with:] Kippis, Andrew: THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK. London. 1788. Ten volumes all together, including atlas volume. Text volumes: Large quarto. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked. Atlas: Large folio. Modern three-quarter calf and contemporary boards, expertly rebacked in a complementary manner. Boards slightly worn, particularly at edges. Upper right corner of upper board of second volume of third voyage chipped. Light foxing and dampstaining in some volumes, particularly in margins. Some paper restoration on some plates in the atlas, particularly in corners. Armorial bookplates. Overall very good. Item #WRCAM18891
A complete set of Cook's three voyages, being the second (and best) edition of the first voyage, the first edition of the second voyage, and a mixed set of the third voyage (volumes one and two are from the second edition, volume three from the first edition), with the plates of the third voyage bound in an atlas (lacks the rare "Death of Cook" plate, as usual), and with Kippis' biography of Cook. The first voyage describes Cook's explorations of New Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, and other islands. The second voyage describes his southern voyages in search of a southern continent. The third is his north Pacific explorations of Alaska, the Northwest Coast, and Hawaii, where the great navigator met his death. Of equal importance as a text of exploration, a cartographic source for the numerous maps and charts included in the work, and a visual source of the engravings of fauna, flora, and inhabitants of the Pacific. In all, the entire set contains more than 200 maps and plates. HILL 782, 783. HOWES C729a (3rd voyage). HOLMES 5, 24, 47. BEDDIE 650, 1216, 1552. LADA-MOCARSKI 37 (3rd voyage). MITCHELL LIBRARY, COOK BIBLIOGRAPHY, passim. FORBES 62 (3rd voyage). ROSOVE ANTARCTIC 77 (2nd voyage).