CAPTAIN JAMES COOK (1728-1779)
The Voyages, comprising:
[FIRST VOYAGE] -- John HAWKESWORTH (1715?-1779). An Account of the Voyages undertaken ... for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. 4 volumes, 4° (292 x 230mm). 52 engraved maps, charts and plates, 49 folding or double-page. (Variable spotting, generally light, leaves I/3I3 and III/4Z4 with neat marginal repairs, light marginal dampstaining in atlas volume, affecting one plate, one folding map torn on folds, some plates trimmed.) FIRST EDITION, later issue, with leaves f1-2 'Directions for Placing the Cuts and charts' in volume I and 'Chart of the Straights of Magellan'. Beddie 648; Hill 782; Spence p.9.
[SECOND VOYAGE] -- James COOK. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and around the World. London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777. 2 volumes, 4° (294 x 234mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece by J. Basire after W. Hodges, 63 engraved maps, charts and plates, 31 folding or double-page, folding letterpress table. (Scattered spotting and some light browning, some offsetting from maps and plates onto text, some folding maps and plates with remnants of earlier guards on the versos, frontispiece and 2 plates trimmed.) FIRST EDITION. Beddie 1216; Hill 358; Spence p.14.
[THIRD VOYAGE] -- James COOK and Captain James KING (1750-1784). A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean ... for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere ... The Second Edition. London: H. Hughs for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785. 3 volumes, 4° (294 x 230mm) and one atlas volume, 2° (565 x 410mm). Engraved title vignettes in volumes I-III after J. Hogg, 87 maps, charts and plates, 15 double-page or folding, folding letterpress table. Extra-illustrated with the engraved plate 'The Death of Captain Cook' by F. Bartolozzi and W. Byrne after J. Webber, London: W. Byrne and J. Webbber, 1785, and with the engraved double-page map 'A Chart of the Indian Ocean and Part of the South Sea, exhibiting the Track of the Recherche and Espérance' by J. Russell, London: J. Debrett, 1800. (Some variable light spotting and offsetting, light marginal dampstaining on text volumes, one map detached and with neatly-repaired tear, Russell's map torn on folds causing small losses.) Second London quarto edition. Beddie 1552; Hawaiian National Bibliography 85; Spence p.22.
3 works in 10 volumes. Text volumes: contemporary calf gilt, boards with borders of gilt and blind fillets, gilt fleuron corner-pieces, spines gilt in compartments, gilt leather lettering-pieces, gilt edges; atlas volume: late 19th/early 20th-century half morocco gilt (worn, joints cracking or split, spines torn with some losses, text volumes rebacked). Provenance: Anne S.K. Brown (1906-1985, military historian, 'Military Collection' bookplates on upper pastedowns) -- H[...] Parker (pencilled inscriptions on front free endpapers) -- sale, Christie's London, 5 November 1980, lot 28.
FIRST EDITIONS OF THE FIRST AND SECOND VOYAGES, second edition of the Third Voyage. In this set, the atlas volume of third voyage additionally contains Bartolozzi's engraving of Webber's 'The Death of Captain Cook'. (10)