Cambridge: University Press for The Hakluyt Society, 1955. Near Fine in Fair dust-jacket First Edition. [15.5x10.25in]; viii, list of charts and views, 86 charts, sketches, plans and views on 56 sheets from Cooks three expeditions - the voyage of the Endeavor 1768-1771 I to XXIV, the voyage of the Resolution and Adventure 1772-1775 XXV to XLII, the voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780 XLIII to LVIII; Dark blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine and stamped gilt portrait of Cook on front, folio folded cover with blue ribbon ties, list leaves bound by two staples, charts loose; Minor shelf wear to covers, edges and corners with rubbing and several small white spots, all charts and views fine; Light tan dust jacket with black lettering and Hakluyt Society logo on front in fair condition with assorted tears and chips, soiling, water and other stains. [Hill 367, Beddie 227]. Item #13560
Captain James Cook (1728-1779), British explorer, navigator and cartographer, substantially contributed to the knowledge of the Pacific Islands and the coast of North America and Siberia in the three voyages spanning twelve years from 1768 to 1780. There have been many editions of the journals over the years, the Hakluyt Society's 1955 publication edited by J. C. Beaglehole (John Cawte) and R. A. Skelton (Raleigh Aslin) has become the definitive and comprehensive edition.