Nineteenth Century Spines and Boards in keeping with the original style, full tan calf with gilt embossing and letters, and an absolutely beautifully bound and presented set of the elusive and sought after books.
Captain Cook. By John Hawksworth. The Voyages of Discovery in the Southern Hemisphere, Performed by Byron, Wallis, Carteret and Cook, in H.M.S. DOLPHIN, SWALLOW, and ENDEAVOUR. Drawn from Journals Kept by the Commanders, and the Papers of Joseph Banks. In Three Volumes. Illustrated with Cuts and a Great Variety of Maps and Charts of the Lands as First Discovered.
Captain Cook. A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Around the World in H.M.S. RESOLUTION and H.M.S. ADVENTURE in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of H.M.S. RESOLUTION. Includes Captain Furneaux's Narrative of His Proceedings in H.M.S. ADVENTURE During the Separation of the Ships. Two Volumes. Illustrated with Engraved Maps and Charts and a Variety of Portraits and Views Drawn During the Voyage by Mr. Hodges.
Captain Cook. Voyage to the North Pacific Ocean for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere and to Determine the Position and Extent of the West Side of North America, its Distance from Asia and the Practicality of a Northern Passage to Europe. Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke and Gore in H.M.S. RESOLUTION and H.M.S. DISCOVERY, 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780. In Three Volumes. Volumes I and II Written by Captain James Cook, Volume III by Captain James King. Illustrated with Engraved Maps and Charts from the Original Drawings by Lieutenant Henry Roberts under the Direction of Captain Cook. With a Great Variety of Engraved Portraits, Views of Places and Incidents Drawn by Mr. Webber on the Voyage.
Captain Cook. Large Folio Atlas to the Third Voyage, Published by Order of the Lord Commissioners of the Admiralty W. Strachan and T. Cadell, London, 1773, 1777 and 1784.
With the publication of the first two voyages, and his dramatic death in Hawaii, James Cook (1728-1779) became a national hero. So eagerly awaited was his account of the third voyage, that it was sold out on the third day of publication.
Cook discovered New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, the Isle of Pines, Sandwich Land (Hawaii) and rediscovered and charted numerous other lands. He was the first to survey New Zealand where he spent six months. Also, a pioneer in regard to the health of his men, on his second voyage, Cook lost only one man out of 118 in a voyage of more than 1000 days, one of the first to conquer scurvy. As a commander, an observer and a practical physician, his merits were equally great. He won the affection of those who served under him by sympathy, kindness and unselfish care of others that was as noteworthy as his gifts of discovery and intellect.
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