Cook 1290; Holmes 20. " /> PRINGLE, Sir John (1707-1782). [SECOND VOYAGE] -- <I>A Discourse upon some late improvements Of the Means for Preserving the Health of Mariners. Delivered at the Anniversary Meeting of the Royal Society, 1776</I>. London: For the Royal Society, 1776. Small 4<V>o (230 x 170 mm). Later quarter morocco. FIRST EDITION. RARE. This pamphlet contains the first appearance of Cook's paper describing the methods employed during his second voyage to preserve the health of his <I>Resolution</I> crew. The significance of these discoveries prompted the Royal Society to present the Copley medal to Mrs. Cook while Cook was on his third voyage. "Following the scurvy-preventing suggestions of James Lind, Cook lost only one man to disease on his second voyage from 1768-1771" (Garrison-Morton-Norman). A fine, tall copy. Garrison-Morton-Norman 3714; Norman 508; Mitchell Library <I>Cook</I> 1290; Holmes 20. | Christie's