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      Sale 2457 | Lot 285
      Price Realized: $17,500With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2457 Lot 285

        COOK, JAMES. Complete set of first editions of the Southern Hemisphere, South Pole, and Pacific Ocean voyages. 9 volumes. 4to and folio, text volumes measure from 284x225 to 293x236 mm, atlas for the third voyage 544x408 mm, all in modern uniform 1/4 tan morocco with red and black morocco lettering pieces, text volume spines faded; contents of text volumes unobtrusively washed with varying residual offsetting from or onto engraved matter and infrequent mostly minor marginal foxing. London, 1773-77-84

        Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

        attractive set of the official accounts of Cook's voyages, the foundation of modern knowledge of the Pacific and a cornerstone of the literature of travel and exploration. Beddie 648, 1216, 1543; Hill 782, 358, 361.

        HAWKESWORTH, JOHN. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. 52 engraved plates and maps. [12], xxxvi, [4], 138, 139-360, [361]-456; xv, [1], 410; [6], [411]-799 pages. 3 volumes. London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773. Second issue, with Chart of the Streight of Magellan (laid in from another copy) and binder's directions. Clean tear in E2 in Volume 1, heavy offsetting onto plates facing pages [3], 41, and 491, heavy foxing on plates facing pages 496 and 605.

        COOK, JAMES; and FURNEAUX, [-]. A Voyage towards the South Pole and Round the World. 64 engraved plates and maps; letterpress folding table. xl, 378; [8], 396 pages. 2 volumes. London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777. Few plate captions or imprint lines slightly cropped in first volume.

        COOK, JAMES; and KING, JAMES. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean . . . for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. 24 engraved plates and maps; letterpress folding table (with headline cropped). [8], xcvi, 421, [1]; [12], 549, [1]; [12], 558, [1] pages, with atlas containing 61 plates and 2 folding maps. 4 volumes. London: W. and A. Strahan for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1784. Dampstaining in blank outer margin of atlas plates worsening along fore edge of last 15 plates, occasional marginal foxing or soiling not affecting images, crease through image on plates 4 and 6, plates 23 and 70 browned; atlas maps clean, General Chart partly reinforced along crease on verso.


        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $17,500

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