• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 15

    COOK, James, Capt. A complete set of Dublin editions of the official accounts of Cook's voyages, comprising: HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages... Dublin: James Williams, 1775. 2 volumes. 8 plates and maps. First illustrated Irish edition. Beddie 661; Kroepelien 542. -- COOK. A Voyage towards the South Pole. Dublin: J. Williams, L. White, et al, 1784. 2 volumes. Folding table. Second Irish edition, second issue with the cancel title. Beddie 1230 (not seen); Kroepelien 207. -- COOK AND James KING. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Dublin: H. Chamberlaine, W. Watson, et al, 1784. 3 volumes. Portrait frontispiece, 26 maps and plates, one folding table. First Irish edition, with the list of plates. Not in Kroepelien. Beddie 1546.

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    COOK, James, Capt. A complete set of Dublin editions of the official accounts of Cook's voyages, comprising: HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages... Dublin: James Williams, 1775. 2 volumes. 8 plates and maps. First illustrated Irish edition. Beddie 661; Kroepelien 542. -- COOK. A Voyage towards the South Pole. Dublin: J. Williams, L. White, et al, 1784. 2 volumes. Folding table. Second Irish edition, second issue with the cancel title. Beddie 1230 (not seen); Kroepelien 207. -- COOK AND James KING. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Dublin: H. Chamberlaine, W. Watson, et al, 1784. 3 volumes. Portrait frontispiece, 26 maps and plates, one folding table. First Irish edition, with the list of plates. Not in Kroepelien. Beddie 1546.

    Together 4 volumes, 8o (203 x 124 mm). (Some occasional light chipping to plate edges.) Uniformly bound in contemporary Irish tree calf, spines gilt (one cover detached, three spines cracked, a bit worn). Provenance: Lyons Library (bookplates). (7)


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