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Lot 7

7. [COOK: BIBLIOGRAPHY & SUPPORTING MATERIAL]. KING, Philip Gidley. Comments on Cook’s Log (H.M.S. Endeavor, 1770) with Extracts, Charts, and Sketches. April, 1891. Sydney: Charles Potter, 1892. [2], 30 pp., 22 plates (3 uncolored lithographed maps, 4 uncolored folded lithograph maps, 6 uncolored folded lithographed profiles, 3 uncolored lithographed profiles, 6 uncolored photographic views). 4to, contemporary purple pebble cloth with title gilt-lettered on upper cover, stapled as issued. Cloth faded, hinges starting but holding, endpapers browned, some plates uniformly lightly browned due to poor paper.
     Second edition (first published Sydney, 1891). “Appendix A. Captain Cook’s Journal” (pp. 23-27) reprints an article from the October 18, 1890, Sydney Morning Herald concerning the various auctions of Cook’s original manuscript journal. Beddie 4784: “The log described is by C. Green and is held in the P. R. O., London.” Ferguson, Australian Bibliography 11154c. Hocken, p. 416. Kroepelien 645. Not in Hill. Astronomer Charles Green (1735?-1771) was one of the valued civilian travellers aboard the Endeavor and was highly trusted by Cook for the accuracy of his observations. Beaglehole (I, pp. cxxxiii-cxxxiv) is very complimentary in his discussion of him. ($150-300)

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