400pp. 4to. Frontis. 7 folding charts. A high quality facsimile edition of the 1893 work. A very clean copy. Attractive cloth binding in protective mylar cover. Australia Facsimile Edition No 188. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: CAPTAIN COOK'S JOURNAL DURING HIS FIRST ...
Editorial: State Library of South Australia
Año de publicación: 1968
Descripción Elliot Stock, London, 1893. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. 400 pages. Index. Three maps in pocket at back. Three fold-out maps, the first of these "Modern Chart of South Pacific Ocean" has been cut in half with each half bound separately at page 32. A portion of this map is detached but present. Two fascimile pages of portions from Cook's original journal. Two plates. Frontispiece illustration of Cook. Sturdily rebound in forest green buckram with covers of the original boards affixed to new boards. Library call number gilt stamped to backstrip. Card pocket adhesive inside front board. Minor bit of peeling to new front free endpaper. Moderate overall wear. Nº de ref. de la librería 431G0472
Descripción Elliot Stock, London, 1893. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: g. Quarto. lvi, 400pp. Original green cloth with gold border and signature of James Cook stamped in gold on front cover. Beveled edges, deckled page edges. Frontispiece of Cook in collotype protected by tissue guard. Ex-libris of Vice Admiral Sir Bouverie Francis Clark on inside of front board. Captivating account of Cook's first voyage of discovery to Australia and New Zealand from 1768-71. Illustrated with 7 fold-out maps, two facsimile letters and two full-page b/w reproductions of drawings. 3 of the maps rest in pocket at rear endpaper, as issued. Fold-out prospectus for "Captain Bligh's Second Voyage to the South Seas" by Ida Lee, Longmans, Green and Co. publishers, laid-in. Illustrated with one b/w reproduction of a painting showing Bligh. Age wear, staining and scuffing on binding. Age toning to outer edges of interior pages. Overall good+ condition. Complete with all plates and maps. Nº de ref. de la librería 27468
Descripción Elliot Stock, London, 1893. Large octavo, with portrait frontispiece, four maps and plates bound in as well as three large folding charts in rear endpaper sleeve; in the original polished wooden boards (slightly splayed as is often seen), morocco spine lettered in gilt. A wonderful Cook relic: one of just fifty copies of this special version of the first publication of Cook's "Corner Journal", a very limited edition of a book published in several other forms. This special version is bound with wooden sides made from timber taken from "Cook's Tree" - an elm tree on Clapham Common which, according to local legend, was planted by Cook himself: the tree blew down in 1893. As Holmes notes, the tradition was 'no doubt apocryphal', but one should of course allow relics a life and value of their own. There are after all many more bones of St Catherine of Siena preserved in the cathedrals of Europe than a single skeleton might require. And as for Cook's Cottage in Melbourne?This edition of the "Corner Journal", whether in this exotic timbered form or in the more regular versions, was a significant publication anyway, as the first full publication of Cook's journal of the Endeavour voyage, transcribed from the so-called "Corner Journal" in the Mitchell Library (State Library of New South Wales) with additions from the Admiralty journal. 'For the first time one of Cook's journals is presented to the public unmutilated by any editor?' (Holmes). A little toning of the edges, yet a very good copy overall. Nº de ref. de la librería 4303378