17 June 2003
[COOK, Capt. James]. [THIRD VOYAGE]. -- A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere, performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. London: W. & A. Strahan for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1784.
3 volumes text, 4o (288 x 228 mm) and atlas 2o (517 x 356 mm). 85 (of 87) plates, including 61 in the atlas (many worn, soiled and spotted, few old tape repairs). Text bound in contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt (a bit rubbed); atlas in modern black buckram. Provenance: Calverly Bewicke (armorial bookplate in text volumes).
FIRST EDITION. Hill, pp.61-62; Mitchell Library Cook 1543.
[COOK, Capt. James]. Another atlas to the third voyage. 2o (541 x 398 mm). 61 (of 87) plates (some foxing and spotting) and two additional portraits of Cook and King. Contemporary red half morocco, marbled boards (a bit worn). (5)
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In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
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