Cambridge and London: Cambridge University Press (volumes 1-3) & A & C Black (volume 4) for the Hakluyt Society, 1955-74. 8vo. & portfolio. 6 volumes, set. Original navy buckram, gilt. Loosely inserted in volume 1 is a stapled pamphlet of Addenda and Corrigenda (1968). Loosely inserted in volume 3 part one is a stapled pamphlet 'Cook and the Russians' published as an addendum in 1973. Illustrated throughout in black & white and with occasional colour plates including frontispieces. Very light foxing to the edges of the text blocks. Contents clean and fresh. Jackets slightly rubbed and tanned. Near fine in near fine jackets. Item #5041
The complete Journals of Captain Cook in very nice condition. 'On the three expeditions which he led to the Pacific between 1768 and his death at Hawaii in 1779, his ships thrice circled the globe; he drew the modern map of the Pacific, and he was the first European seaman to circumnavigate New Zealand, to discover the east coast of Australia, to cross the Antarctic Circle, to chart the north-west coasts of America. [...] The three voyages proclaim his greatness alike as a seaman and navigator, an explorer, a practical scientist, and a leader of men. They were worthily chronicled in his own Journals and charts.' The Life of Captain James Cook by J. C. Beaglehole, the leading authority on Pacific exploration, completes the Hakluyt Society edition of the Journals.
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