The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery with The Charts & Coastal Views of Captain Cook's Voyages

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Author: Cook, James (1728-1779) etal

Year: 1955-1992

Publisher: Hakluyt Society

Place: London


8 volumes including the portfolio volume. Volume I: The Voyage of the Endeavour cclxxxiv+696 pages with 20 maps (many folding), 25 illustrations including color frontispiece, appendix, and index. Volume II: The Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure 1772-1775 clxx+1028 pages with frontispiece, 19 maps (some folding), 63 illustrations (some folding), appendixes and index. Half-title gives II as number within the set. Volume III, parts 1 and 2: The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780 Part One ccxxiv+718 pages with frontispiece, 17 maps (some folding) and 64 illustrations (some folding). Half-title gives III as number within set. Admiralty instructions and the journal of the Third Voyage, with supplementary extracts from journals or logs by James King, Charles Clerke, James Burney, Richard Gilbert, Thomas Edgar. Part 2: viii+723-1647 with frontispiece, 2 maps, 10 illustrations, appendixes and index. Volume IV: The Life of Captain James Cook xi+760 pages with 11 maps, 38 illustrations, bibliography and index. Written by J. C. Beaglehole. First separately published by A. and C. Black (1974) then for the Hakluyt Society. These volumes in royal octavo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2") issued in deep blue with blind stamped silhouette of Cook in gilt on front boards and gilt lettering to spines. Portfolio Charts & Views Drawn by Cook and his Officers and reproduced from the Original Manuscripts edited by R. A. Skelton. Pages viii with 58 loose maps, charts, plans, profiles, views and other illustrations (some folding) folio (15 3/4" x 10 1/2") in original blue cloth portfolio with gilt pictorial of cook on front. Hakluyt Society Extra Series 34a, 34b, 35, 36a, 36b, and 37. with original jackets except for portfolio volume. Volume One: The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768-1771 With a Descriptive Catalog of all the known original surveys and coastal views and the original engravings associated with them. Together with original drawings of the Endeavour and her boats lxiv+328 pages with color frontispiece, 480 half-tone plates and index. Volume Two: The Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure 1772-1775 c+332 pages with color frontispiece, 23 color plates, 320 half-tone plates, and appendixes. First editions.

This classic set of volumes plus portfolio and atlas's, edited from the original manuscripts, provides for the first time a complete, reliable and authoritative text of Cook's account of his voyages of discovery. Published over many years. This issue makes more widely available to historians a vast range of material relating to all aspects of 18th-century scientific advances. The volumes contain Cook's accounts of his three great voyages in the Endeavour and the Resolution; introductions and detailed notes accompany the texts, and extracts from the journals of Cook's shipmates are printed as appendices. A separate portfolio contains the manuscript charts and views drawn by Cook and his officers, which he regarded as an essential complement to his Journals.


Volume one price clipped, lacks jacket for portfolio volume, some jackets age toned else a very good to fine set in like jackets.

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