The Journals and Life of Captain James Cook. 1. The Voyage of the Endeavour, 1768-1771; 2.The Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure, 1772-1775; 3. The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-1780 in two parts; 4. The Life of Captain James Cook; together with a portfolio of Charts & Views.
Cambridge and London: Cambridge University Press (volumes 1-3) & A & C Black (volume 4) for the Hakluyt Society, 1967-74. 8vo. 6 volumes, set. Original navy buckram, gilt. Volumes 1 and 2 are second printings from 1968 (originally issued in 1955) with the Addenda and Corrigenda incorporated. The remaining volumes are first impressions. Illustrated throughout in black & white and with occasional colour plates including frontispieces. The d/w spines of volumes 1, 2 & 4 are a bit faded and tanned (as usual). Contents clean. Near fine in near fine d/ws. Item #6141
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.