Maggs Bros Ltd

The Life, Voyages, and Discoveries of Captain James Cook.

COOK Captain James.; PARKER' EDITION  (1837.)

£375.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 12 woodcut plates. 16mo. Contemporary green calf prize binding, red calf label and gilt titles and tooling to spine, gilt stamped crown and motto badge to both boards, gilt rolls to edges, blind patterned turn ins. All edges and endpapers marbled, prize bookplate to front pastedown, Kensington Grammar School 1839. Very good. 220pp. London, John W. Parker,

Drawn from Kippis, this attractive pocket sized biography of Cook covers all three of his voyages, with an addendum on Pitcairn Island and the Bounty mutineers. Includes portrait of Cook after Nathaniel Dance-Holland, and other illustrations after Webber et al.

Scarce - OCLC finds two copies only of the first edition, at the National Library of Wales and the State Library of New South Wales. 

Beddie, 2002

Stock Code: 227844