Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1974. Near Fine in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition, 1st Printing. American edition, [9.5x6.5in]; xi, 760 pp., 44 illustrations including frontispiece color portrait of Cook, five maps with one fold out, bibliography and index; Royal blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine, all edges trimmed, Light blue ink stain to top edge, gray end papers; Dark green dust jacket with bluish-white lettering on front and spine, color illustration of ship on spine and profile of Cook on front; Minimal shelf wear to book or dust jacket, closed tear on top back spine, not price clipped. Item #13721
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. This book was also published in London by the Hakluyt Society in 1974 as Volume IV to the Journals.