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AUCTION 17

VOYAGES & TRAVELS
WITH AN EMPHASIS ON CAPTAIN COOK

Lot 6

6. [COOK: BIBLIOGRAPHY & SUPPORTING MATERIAL]. HOLMES, Maurice. Captain James Cook, R.N., F.R.S.: A Bibliographical Excursion. London: Francis Edwards, 1952. 103 [1, blank] pp., 11 photographic plates (title pages). 8vo, original tan cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Spine faded, light uniform browning, text block slightly cracked.
     Second edition (500 copies) of a work first published by Edwards in only 200 copies in 1936. Beddie 4761. Besterman I: 1480. O’Reilly-Reitman 359. Rosove 171.B1: “Scarce.” The work of a wiser and more accomplished bibliographer than was evident in the first edition, this book is one of the standard descriptive bibliographies of the literature in English relating to Cook’s voyages. ($100-200)

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