26 September 2002
Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. On Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere... also a Journal of the Adventure's Voyage, in the years 1772, 1773, and 1774. London: F.Newbery, 1775. 8° (218 x 145mm). 5 engraved plates, 2 engraved maps (1 folding), uncut. Original boards (expert repairs to spine).
FIRST EDITION of this 'very scarce' (Rosove), 'first printed account of man's entry into the region South of Antarctic Circle, with rare additional chart facing p.1' (Spence). 'Beddie mentions copies with uncalled-for charts, but they are exceptional' (Rosove).
'This rare account of Cook's second voyage was published surreptitiously eighteen months before Cook's official narrative. It records many incidents omitted by Cook and gives the reasons which caused Sir Joseph Banks and his twelve assistants to withdraw from the expedition at the last moment. Marra was a gunner's mate on the Resolution. He was an Irishman whom Cook had picked up in Batavia during the first voyage. Marra made an unsuccessful attempt to desert at Tahiti on May 14, 1774. Marra probably supplied material from his private journal which was put into shape by some literary person in the pay of the publisher Newbery' (Hill). Conrad pp.13-14; Hill p.60; Mitchell 1270; Rosove 214.A1b; Spence 758.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
What leading art, technology and finance specialists said at the inaugural Art +Tech Summit at Christie’s in London
From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea