THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK.

Montreal [i.e. Dublin]: Published and Sold by T. Carey [i.e. Richard Grace], [n.d., but 1820]. 179pp. plus three plates. Frontis. Titlepage vignette. 16mo. Contemporary cloth backed boards. Some fraying at head and toe of spine, hinges bit shaken but intact. Good. In a cloth case, leather label. Item #WRCAM20762

A bibliographically curious edition of THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, actually printed in Dublin by Richard Grace in 1820, but with T. Carey's Montreal imprint pasted over the legitimate publisher's name and imprint. Not listed in Beddie as a Montreal imprint. A rare piece of Cookiana, and an interesting example of a Canadian publisher's expedient response to the public demand for details of Cook's life, albeit of questionable legitimacy. Not in Forbes. BEDDIE 1983 (Dublin ed).

Price: $2,000.00