Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 283

Price Realized: $ 488
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(TRAVEL.) Ellis, William. An Authentic Narrative of a Voyage Performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke. 21 engraved plates. [12], 358, [1]; [8], 347 pages. 2 volumes. 8vo, contemporary calf, rebacked with portion of original backstrips laid down, recornered; lacking map; later owner's signatures on half-titles, bookplates on front pastedowns. London, 1783

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Second edition of an early narrative of Cook's third voyage. Ellis served as a surgeon's mate on both the Discovery and the Resolution, and his account of the third voyage is one of the earliest printed. The plates, after drawings by Ellis himself, constitute some of the earliest published views of Hawaii, Alaska and the Northwest Coast of America." An important supplement to the official account, which it preceded by two years"--Forbes (41). Forbes 49; Hill 556.