COOK, Capt. James. A uniformly bound complete set of the voyages, FIRST EDITION of the second voyage and second editions of the first and third voyages, comprising:
[FIRST VOYAGE] -- HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, And successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, And Captain Cook, In the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour. London: W. Strahan, 1773. 3 volumes. 52 engraved plates, mostly folding (some scattered foxing and light browning). Second edition, with the "Straights of Magellan" plate and the "Description of the Cuts" leaf.
[SECOND VOYAGE] -- COOK, Capt. James. A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships Resolution and Adventure, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. London: W. Strahan, 1777. 2 volumes. 63 engraved plates. FIRST EDITION.
[THIRD VOYAGE] -- A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To determine The Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. London: G. Nicol, 1785. 3 volumes. 87 engraved plates. Second edition.
Together 8 volumes, 4o (286 x 226 mm). Uniformly bound in early 19th-century russia, spines gilt (rebacked preserving original spines). Provenance: Philip Wright (bookplate); Kenneth Woollcombe (bookplate). See Sabin 30934, 16245; 16250; Hill 782, 358; Mitchell Library Cook 648, 1216, 1552; Holmes 5, 24, 47. (8)