Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 301

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(COOK, JAMES.) Hawkesworth, John. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. 51 engraved plates and maps. [12], xxxvi, 138, 139-360, [361]-456; xv, [1], 410; [6], [411]-799 pages. 3 volumes. 4to, 298x240 mm, late 19th-century buckram, rubbed, spines faded; dampstain in blank upper margin of plate facing page 443 and minor stains on last several leaves in Volume 1, vertical tear in gutter of plate facing page 234 and dampstain in blank gutter of last leaf in Volume 2, small hole through last 2 leaves not impairing legibility in Volume 3, otherwise internally a clean attractive set overall. London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773

Additional Details

first edition of the official account of Cook's first voyage; first issue, without binder's directions and the Chart of the Streight of Magellan. Beddie 648; Hill 782.