26 September 2002
CAPTAIN JAMES COOK (1728-1779)
A Voyage towards the South Pole and Round the World... the second edition. London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777. 2 volumes, 4° (295 x 130mm.). Engraved portrait and 63 plates, maps and charts (comprising: 14 maps, 4 folding, 2 double-page, 49 plates, 9 folding and 18 double-page), 1 folding letterpress table. (A few plates shaved with slight loss, large folding map of the southern hemisphere holed at folds, some spotting, offsetting and browning.) Contemporary calf (rebacked with original spines laid down).
John Stout (armorial bookplate); J.W. and E. Wearing (inscriptions, dated 1860).
Second edition of the official account of Cook's second voyage, which included the first recorded crossing of the Antarctic Circle. Cf, Hill p.61; Mitchell/Cook 1217; Rosove 77.A2. (2)
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