Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 1968. Fine in Fine dust-jacket Third Edition. [8.75x5.75]; viii, 346 pp.,  maps, four double page colored maps of major voyages in the Pacific from Magellan to Cook, bibliography and index; Dark blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine, all edges trimmed; Cream dust jacket with blue and black lettering on front and spine, graphic illustration of ship sails on front, advertisements on back; price-clipped dust jacket. Item #11662
From the dust jacket, "For this new edition of a classic work in the history of exploration, the author has thoroughly revised the entire text, modifying previous opinions, changing identifications of islands, and adding many new extracts from primary sources that have come to light since publication of the second edition in 1945. The bibliography has been brought up to date, and three of the four large foldout maps have been substantially revised."
John Cawte Beaglehole (1901-1971) was a New Zealand historian with Victoria University. He is mainly known for his comprehensive work editing the Journals of Captain James Cook and writing this biography in his last years. From 1955 to 1968, the edited Journals were published by the Hakluyt Society and quickly became a definitive resource and reference work for scholars on the Cook voyages.