Original Boards & Illustrated with Aquatints
30. [COOK’S COLLECTED VOYAGES]. COOK, James. The Three Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World. Complete in Seven Volumes. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821. 7 vols., as follows:
Vol. I: xii, 398 pp., stipple-engraved frontispiece (Cook portrait), 5 aquatint plates, 1 folding map.
Vol. II: vii, [1, blank], 368 pp., 1 aquatint plate.
Vol. III: vii [1, blank], 372 pp., 4 aquatint plates.
Vol. IV: viii, 304 pp., 3 aquatint plates, 1 folded table.
Vol. V: vii [1, blank], 472 pp., 2 aquatint plates.
Vol. VI: xii, 503 [1, blank] pp., 6 aquatint plates.
Vol. VII: xi [1, blank], 462 pp., 3 aquatint plates, 1 folded table.
Total: Folding map, 25 plates, 2 folded tables.
7 vols., 8vo, original tan paper covered boards with printed paper spine labels. Some minor chipping to labels and boards, moderate shelf wear, corners bumped, some soiling and darkening, occasional light foxing to plates and text, map with 3-inch tear (no losses). Otherwise, a pristine, unsophisticated, as-issued set, most volumes either partly or completely unopened. Rare thus.
First edition by these publishers. Beddie 94 (“transcribed from the edition authorized by the Admiralty”). Abbey 5. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 522. Not in Hill. A fine set of this nineteenth-century edition, here with more plates than called for by Forbes. (7 vols.) ($4,000-8,000)
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