COOK, James (1728-1779) -- [FIRST VOYAGE] - John HAWKESWORTH (1715?-1779). An Account of the Voyages undertaken... for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. London: for W.Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. 3 volumes, 4° (287 x 234mm). 51 plates, maps and charts, 42 folding. (Without the 'Chart of the Streight of Magelan' in vol.I, offsetting to about eleven plates, browning or spotting to two others, two plates shaved just touching engraved borders.) Second edition. Mitchell 650.
[SECOND VOYAGE] -- James COOK. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and around the World. London: for W.Strahan and T.Cadell, 1784. 2 volumes, 4° (291 x 234mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece and 63 plates, charts and maps, 34 folding, 1 folding letterpress table. (Offsetting of text onto two plates, appreciable spotting to 15 plates, small tears to folds of two plates.) Fourth edition. Mitchell 1229; Rosove 77.A4.
[THIRD VOYAGE] -- James COOK & Captain James KING. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. London: H.Hughes for G.Nicol and T.Cadell, 1785. 4 volumes (Text: 3 vols., 4° (289 x 230mm); Plates: 1 volume, large 2° (545 x 413mm)). Text: Engraved portrait frontispiece and 24 engraved maps, coastal profiles and charts, 12 folding. (Some browning and spotting, plates 69 and 86 with splits along platemark, plate 80 slightly shaved into image area); Atlas: 61 engraved plates, 2 folding engraved maps. (Maps creased, 120mm. tear to first map, some browning and spotting, more noticeable to about six plates.) Second edition. Mitchell 1552.
3 works in 9 volumes. Text in uniform 19th-century half calf, spines gilt with red and green morocco lettering-pieces (light scuffing or bumping to extremities, joints slightly weak); atlas in half calf, spine gilt (rebacked and recornered to style using the original marbled boards). Provenance: William Gibbs (armorial bookplate). A HANDSOME SET OF COOK'S VOYAGES.