THE JOURNALS OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK ON HIS VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY
THE JOURNALS OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK ON HIS VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY

THE JOURNALS OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK ON HIS VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY

Cambridge: Published for the Hakluyt Society at the University Press, 1955-74. First Edition. Hardcover. Four volumes in five, along with the Charts & Views portfolio. "These are the standard modern authorities based on Cook's journals, edited from the original manuscripts by J.C. Beaglehole, assisted by J.A. Dawson, J.W. Davidson, and R.A. Skelton. For the first time Cook's records are faithfully reproduced; the official narratives of the eighteenth century were 'improved upon.' Admiral W.J.L. Wharton's 1893 edition of Cook's first voyage falls short both in its method of compilation and in its accuracy. Beaglehole's scholarly notes are some of the most important research ever done on the Pacific." The Hakluyt Society, Extra Series, No XXXIV-XXVII. Four color frontispieces, with more than 250 illustrations and maps (many folding). The portfolio is complete with 58 views and charts (many folding). Thick octavos. Original blue cloth bindings, with gilt stamping. Some mild foxing to the portfolio. Four of the five dust jackets are price-clipped, with a bit of sun fading along the spines and some minor edgewear. A very good set. Hill 367. Very good / Very good. Item #69082

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