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Lloyd, Christopher

Published by The Cresset Press, London (1949)

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Item Description: The Cresset Press, London, 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bound In Blue Cloth With Gilt Stamped Lettering. Indexed With Mapped Endpapers. No Ownership Information Present And The Text Appears To Be Clean And Without Marks. Jacket Is Price Clipped With A Few Short Tears And Small Chips. Bookseller Inventory # 002431

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Lloyd, Christopher (Editor)

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Item Description: Cresset Press, London, 1949. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Nr VG. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First UK Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 017793

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Lloyd, Christopher (Editor)

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Item Description: Cresset Press, 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. First thus. Jacket is present with a little shelfwear, but nothing severe. Some very minor loss to edges of the jacket. Jacket under a removable mylar cover. Price on jacket flap is clipped, neatly. Text clean and unmarked. B000JGM46S 1/1/1949. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000082508

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Lloyd,Christopher;editor

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Item Description: The Cresset Press, London, 1949. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Map Endpapers (illustrator). 1st Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very good blue cloth no dust wrapper. sm 8 vo. 383 pgs. Index and endpaper maps. Bookseller Inventory # 011288

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Christopher Lloyd [ed.]

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Item Description: The Cresset Press, London, 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 384pp - blue cloth - minor soiling - previous owner's stamp to front endpaper - content edges lightly foxed - some sporadic red pen notes and underlining to contents but not too obtrusive - dustwrapper is moderately rubbed and soiled - moderate wear and chipping to edges with a few small losses. Bookseller Inventory # 4531

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Cook, James:

Published by London:Longman et al, 1821 (1821)

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Item Description: London:Longman et al, 1821, 1821. 8vo Half Lthr. 1st Edn thus.Illus. .Frontis .vii, 368 pp. F. Cover missing; lacks backstrip; sm. stamp on plates; staining and dustmarking., [Working Copy; Vol II only]. Bookseller Inventory # 45863

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Cook, Captain James; Purves, D.Laing (edited, with notes, etc., by)

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Item Description: W.P.Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, Edinburgh. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. First Thus Edition. From "The Parlour Book Shelf" Series. Red/gilt/black cloth hardback - wearing/blemished/soiled/bumped. 352pp. + 16 pages of advertisements, including b/w frontispiece. Inside covers/eps heavily browned/blemished. A hint of blemishing/foxing elsewhere. Inscription on fep. Good content. Considering probable age, Fair. Bookseller Inventory # 6025

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Cook, James:

Published by London:Longman et al, 1821 (1821)

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Item Description: London:Longman et al, 1821, 1821. 8vo Half Lthr. 1st Edn thus.Illus. .Frontis 3 Plates; vii, 372 pp. F. Cover missing; lacks backstrip; sm. stamp on plates; staining and dustmarking., [Working Copy Vol III only]. Bookseller Inventory # 45862

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Cook, James:

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Item Description: London:Longman et al, 1821, 1821. 8vo Half Lthr. 1st Edn thus.Illus. .Frontis 3 Plates; Fldg Table. viii, 304 pp. Covers worn & detaching; lacks backstrip; Library label verso f. cover; sm. stamp on plates and maps; foxing and dustmarking., [Working Copy Vol IV only]. Bookseller Inventory # 45861

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Item Description: Milner and Sowerby, Halifax, 1853. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. First thus. 16mo 386pp. one engraving by J Stephenson. The Cottage Library edn in dk brown cloth with wear to covers, front inner hinge cracked and front board and ffep still just attached. spine cloth split. Otherwise binding reasonably firm and pages clean and readable. Bookseller Inventory # AB9982

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Cook, James; Kippis, A.

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Item Description: N. H. Whitaker, Boston, 1832. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Vol 2 only. Not much foxing but some browning to pages. Hinges are pretty tight. Brown calf covers are worn. Spine is split top to bottom but nicely glued to hold it together. Gilt Lettering and decorations are faint. Bookseller Inventory # 001804

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A. Kipps

Published by Bickers and Son, London (1880)

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Item Description: Bickers and Son, London, 1880. Leather Bound. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Very good full leather binding. Green boards, spine faded to brown. Gilt decoration to boards, spine and inside edges. All edges gilt. Bookseller Inventory # 010033

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Item Description: Published by J. S. Pratt, London, 1848. , vi, 320 pages, with frontispiece titled - 'The Death of Captain Cook' and small engraving on vignette title page - 'Canoe of the Sandwich Islands' First Edition thus , upper corners of pages 317-320 (appendix) chipped but no loss of text, covers stained, some pages lightly marked but text legible, book in just good condition , plum cloth, with blindstamped decoration, gilt title on spine 13 x 9 cm Hardback ISBN: Bookseller Inventory # 59927

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Item Description: Ward, Lock, Bowden and Co. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair/Good. Early Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. c1890. A SCARCE title. The boards have edgewear to extremities with rubbing and scuffing to decoration. NO CHIPPING & NO SPLITTING to boards. Internally COMPLETE with ORIGINAL & UNSPLIT endpapers. The half title has three pieces of old clear tape holding it & the folding map at front also has some clear tape along a closed tear. Some dustiness to textblock edges with a few marks to edgse. Old bookplate to front endpaper. A good reading working copy of a very difficult and collectable title. Hundreds of fantastic Classic Cook party illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 8161

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Published by Thomas Hughes, London (1823)

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Item Description: Thomas Hughes, London, 1823. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustwrapper. First Edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 324 pages, frontispiece, 5 black and white illustrations. Title page half-inch tear. mottled-calf boards with gilt borders, five gilt panels on spine with. Half-inch split at foot of spine. but overall a good clean and firm copy of a scarce title 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 010085

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Kippis, A.

Published by Whittingham., Chiswick. (1820)

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Item Description: Whittingham., Chiswick., 1820. Mixed. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. First Edition. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. 207 + 218pp. Engraved title page to both, secondary title to both volumes. A made set which does need rebinding-Vol.1 stiff board with secondary title to front and rear board missing, some creasing to rear few pages, Vol.2 half leather, worn and rubbed, foxing to both engraved titles but both are tightbound text blocks. Bookseller Inventory # 004792

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Published by Richard Phillips, London (1809)

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Item Description: Richard Phillips, London, 1809. Leather. Book Condition: Good. No Additional Printings Indicated. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. 7 vol set. Pub. 1809. Richard Phillips London. Vol. 1 front cover detached rear cover strong. Vol 2 front cover detached, rear cover barley holding. Vol 3 front cover barley holding rear cover strong. Vol 4 front cover detached read cover strong. Volume 5 front cover detached rear cover strong. Vol. 6 front cover barely holding rear cover weak. Vol 7 front and rear cover detached. All fold outs and maps intact. Photos available. Each volume has a book plate and a previous owners sig. from 1814 to the front end papers. Some of the foldouts overhand the text and show some light rubbing. Bookseller Inventory # 023784

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Cook, Captain James

Published by Published by Jaques and Wright , London (1825)

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Item Description: Published by Jaques and Wright , London, 1825. , Vol 1. title page, 480 pages, with 6 (of 8) plates, Vol 2. title page, 457 pages + list of plates at rear [1], with 4 (of 5) plates First Edition , front boards detached from both vols, covers and spines heavily rubbed, titles faded, Vol 1 lacks frontispiece and 1 other plate, Vol 2 lacks 1 plate, some plates loose and with foxing, in good- condition , full brown calf with gilt bands and decoration at spine, decorative gilt border to boards small quarto, 22 x 14 cm Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 42804

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Published by Longman et al., London (1821)

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Item Description: Longman et al., London, 1821. Half-Leather. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. frontis portrait, xii, 2 plates, 398pp, vii, 368pp. Covers the First Voyage. Medium wear, tight, plates have some discolouration and small creasing. 1.3 kg. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006504

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Published by Longman et al., London (1821)

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Item Description: Longman et al., London, 1821. Half-Leather. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. vii, 2 plates, 372pp. viii, 2 plates, 304pp, folding table, plate, vi, plate, 472pp, glossary of the Society Isles, couple of in line illustration. Medium wear, some clipping, discolouration to plates. 1.7 kg 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006505

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CAPTAIN COOK]

Published by London: John Tallis, No Date (c.1860). (1860)

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Item Description: London: John Tallis, No Date (c.1860)., 1860. First edition, 2 volumes, 4to., pp. xx, 596, xi, 556, 89 b/w illustrations, 5 full page engravings (including frontispieces), 12 double page maps, 56 b/w illustrations, half-calf boards; p3-4 torn with loss, p.504-44 missing from vol i, duplicate pp.501 from Cook’s voyage to the pacific ocean vol ii, pp. 412-420 missing from vol ii, pp. 417-424 duplicate vol i Cook’s second voyage round the world. Defective copy but maps and engravings complete. Please email for fuller description of maps. Bookseller Inventory # 6850

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Captain James Cook

Published by John Tallis & Company (1860)

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Item Description: John Tallis & Company, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Vol.1 covers 1st and 2nd voyages around the world in1768,69,70,71;Vol 2 covers the 3rd voyage towards the South Pole and around the world in 1772,73,74,75.Blue embossec cloth covers with gold stamp on front cover.Covers lightly rubbed with some chipped edges,recent leather spine covers added.Both blocks are sound and tight with no loose pages,names or stamps.Fully illustrated with numerous two page maps in colour from Tallis,fine.First edition, 2 volumes, 4to., pp. xx, 596, xi, 556, 89 b/w illustrations, 5 full page engravings (including frontispieces), 12 double page maps, 56 b/w illustrations.Two very fine copies all intact. Bookseller Inventory # 000397

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Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, England (1821)

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Item Description: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, England, 1821. Quarter Leather. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Brown leather over spines and corners. Marbled boards. Front boards of volume I and VII are loose but present. All hinges are cracked but still tight. Scuffing to marbled part of boards. Bottom 1/2" of leather over spine missing on vol. 1. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 8779

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Item Description: James Rivington, 1774. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Volume two only of the very rare pre American Revolution imprint of Cooks Voyages bound in full original calf with red title block on spine, 5 raised bands with 1/8" loss at top of spine. Engraved frontispiece of New Zealand natives clean but for a 1 1/4" tear up from bottom in fold line. Pages 65-68 protruding a little because they are detached from block but have been for some time. Rest of block tight and square and boards fairly supple with no visible cracking. I beleive the first american edition of Cook's first voyage. Pages VG with mild foxing/staining. Bookseller Inventory # 000292

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Cook, Captain James

Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London (1821)

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Item Description: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London, 1821. First Edition. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 398pp; 360pp; 372pp; 304pp;472pp; 503pp; 462pp. Folding map, engraved portrait and 24 aquatint plates. Book-plate of George John Armytage 'Semper Paratus'. Language: eng G+ : in Good condition plus. Cover lightly rubbed with some edge wear. Some scattered browning. Heraldic book-plates on paste-downs. Contents firm Contemporary half leather marbled board cover. Bookseller Inventory # e4283

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Item Description: London: W. Strahan, T. Cadell, 1777. Second edition, 2 volumes large 4to, published the same year as the first edition; T.I: xl (Contents, Introduction, List of plates), 378p., portrait of Cook by Hodges engraved by Basire and 36 plates including folding maps and charts and double plates. T.II: [viii], 396p., folding table, 27 plates including folding maps and charts and double plates; 21 pages of tables included in the pagination. Contemporary full glazed calf binding, spine ends finely restored, red and green morocco labels. Some pages a little browned but a handsome copy, with the name the Wearing family of Lancaster 1860 written on the flyleaves, and John Stout's armorial bookplate. During this famous second voyage, Cook explored the regions of Tahiti and New Zealand, the New Hebrides and New Caledonia. He crossed the Antarctic circle for the first time, discovered Easter Island, the Marquesas, the New Hebrides and New Caledonia. He gives a vocabulary of the language of the Society Islands, with directions for pronounciation. Great progress had been made in the diet for sailors on long voyages. Away from April 1772 to July 1775, Cook was proud to lose only four men, and only one of these from sickness. Among the maps: Chart of the Southern Hemisphere showing the track of some of the most distinguised navigators; Chart of the Friendly islands; Charts of discoveries made in the South Pacific Ocean, and the South Atlantic Ocean by Cook and the "Resolution". Among the plates: natives of Easter Island, Sainte Christina, New Hebrides, New Caledonia and New Zealand, views of Tanna, Norfolk Island, Terra Del Fuego, Island of Rotterdam, and "ice islands" (glaciers). All the illustrations were drawn from nature by Hodges. Sabin 16245. Bookseller Inventory # 35067

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Item Description: London: Alexander Hogg, [1784–6], 1784. 2 volumes, folio (395 × 260 mm). Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards with vellum corners, somewhat worn and with some stripping of the marble from the boards, rebacked with the original spine laid down, new labels. Contemporary ownership inscription of Mrs. Harris to both front pastedowns, bookplate of Sybil and Arthur Colefax. Light browning, the title page very slightly cropped into the imprint details, otherwise an unusually clean and wide-margined copy. With engraved portrait frontispiece and 156 other plates, maps, and charts including one large folding map showing the track of Cook's voyages. First edition of this "omnibus" compilation of Cook together with Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Mulgrave, Anson and Drake. Printed in double column in "large new Types, constructed on Purpose to comprise much Matter in a little Compass" and issued in 80 sixpenny parts with avowedly philanthropic intentions, Hogg's edition certainly did much to disseminate knowledge of Cook's discoveries; "Some other editions of these Works, unnecessarily extended to many large Volumes by loose Printing &c. and published by mercenary Persons would cost the Purchaser the enormous Sum of upwards of Twenty Guineas; so that many Thousands of Persons who would wish to peruse the valuable Discoveries so partially communicated to the World have hitherto been excluded from gratifying their eager Curiosity; but this Edition is published in only Eighty Numbers at 6d each, making when complete either One or Two Large Handsome Volumes in Folio The Poor as well as the Rich will thus become familiarly acquainted with these extraordinary and important Voyages and Discoveries" (publisher's preface). "An important collection of English voyages. [which] sometimes gives the original accounts, others are edited or abridged versions, and frequently additional material from other sources are added to give scope and depth to the narratives" (Hill). George William Anderson is almost certainly a pseudonym. Beddie Cook 18; Hill 18; Howgego I, C176; Spence p.26; Bookseller Inventory # 41708

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COOK: FIRST VOYAGE] BANKS, Sir Joseph and Daniel SOLANDER

Published by Printed by Order of the Trustees of the British Museum, 1900-, London (1905)

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Item Description: Printed by Order of the Trustees of the British Museum, 1900-, London, 1905. Three volumes, folio, comprising a section of preliminary text in each volume and a total of 319 (numbered 318) lithographic plates; loose in the original buff paper-covered portfolios, printed labels; dust-soiling and spotting sporadically affecting bindings but generally an excellent set, and in fine condition internally. First printing of the botany of the Endeavour voyage. The first publication of the important botany of Cook's first voyage, gathered together over the names of Banks himself and Daniel Solander who also travelled on the Endeavour voyage, along with the talented botanical artist Sydney Parkinson, who was to die on the voyage. One of just 300 sets produced, this was the milestone publication of Australian botany as first observed by visiting scientists.Parkinson's original botanical drawings from the expedition were made into detailed and accurate paintings under Banks' supervision when the expedition returned to London. Following this they were engraved, and Banks set out to oversee full publication of the collection of engravings. In fact only a proof impression was ever made and the undertaking abandoned.The original copper-engraved plates are held in the British Museum (Natural History) alongside the original drawings and the actual specimens themselves, along with the unique set of the proof impressions made from the copper-engravings. In 1890 publication was again seriously considered, and work began at the end of the century to produce a lithographic printing from the eighteenth century proof impressions of the original engravings. It took five years (and over 800 pounds) to reach the end of the Australian section, at which point the project was closed.This is thus the earliest publication of the botany of the voyage; sixty years later a selection of the engraved plates was superbly printed by the Royal College of Art. In recent years there has also been the massive project of a colour printing from all the original plates, although the evidence of an original intention to print in colour remains slight. Bookseller Inventory # 3708189

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Item Description: London: W.Strathan; and T.Cadell 1779 1785, 1773. Eight volumes, 4to, with the contents of the Atlas volume bound in to the third voyage (vols VI-VIII) as directed by the printers in the list of plates. The first voyage is a first edition, the second voyage is a third edition and the third voyage is a second edition. All bound in contemporary full calf, recently rebacked to style with morocco title labels. A very good set with foxing or offsetting to some leaves and occasional minor repairs to folding plates, but generally very clean and well preserved. Some wear to boards with old repairs to corners. In total 204 engraved plates, maps, views and charts (52, 64 and 88 in the three voyages respectively) The primary account of Cook's remarkable voyages of exploration, which "form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the Southern Hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was the first really scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill) From a printing point of view the second edition of the third voyage is generally preferred to the first (Hughs took over the printing from Strahan and reset all the text). Contemporary support for this view is reported in a set presented by Mrs. Cook to Dr. Elliotson, which notes that "the letter press of the second edition being much superior to the first both in paper & letter press.". Bookseller Inventory # 30505

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Item Description: London, Printed by W. and A. Strahan, for G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, in the Strand and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1784., 1784. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Comme neuf. Edition originale. Abbey, Travel II, 595 (pour l’aquatinte en suppl.). Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, 649-1226-1543-1962 (Kippis) et 3596 (portrait)-4510 (pour les portraits en suppl. dans l’atlas). Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 85. Hill, 783-358 (pour la première édition) et 361. Holmes, 5-24 (pour la première édition)-47-69. O’Reilly, Tahiti, 433. Rosove, Antarctica, 77. A3. Édition originale officielle à l’exception du deuxième voyage en 3e édition (souvent préférée à la première édition. Elle contient la table générale des planches pour les trois voyages). Collection complète des trois voyages de Cook, à laquelle on a ajouté la vie du célèbre navigateur par Andrew Kippis. Complet de ses 202 planches gravées hors texte et du portrait du capitaine Cook en frontispice du deuxième voyage (52, 63 et 87 pl.). *Exceptionnelle reliure en cuir de renne russe, dont le prestige tient beaucoup à l’histoire insolite de sa découverte et de son sauvetage d’une épave oubliée au fond des eaux pendant près de deux siècles ! Le brigantin danois « Die Frau Metta Catharina von Flensburg », en provenance de Saint-Pétersbourg pour Gênes avec une cargaison de chanvre et de peaux, s’était échoué dans le détroit de Plymouth en 1786 ; et ce n’est qu’en 1973 que des plongeurs archéologues (the British Sub-Aqua Club), en quête d’un autre navire, l’ont découvert par hasard. Cet événement a donné lieu à une spectaculaire vente aux enchères, et le relieur londonien « Aquarius » s’est porté acquéreur d’un ensemble de peaux de première qualité, dont celle qui lui a servi à relier, avec une grande maîtrise, notre exemplaire. Le remarquable et surprenant état de conservation des ballots de peaux que le brigantin contenait (certaines de la taille de l’animal lui-même, avec la queue et la tête, et marquées des initiales du tanneur) est dû à la méthode russe traditionnelle de tannage qui, en trempant le cuir dans un bain d’écorces de bouleau, le rendait résistant à la moisissure et lui vaut une réputation sans égale auprès des bibliophiles, surtout anglais. La peau du renne très résistante, souple et agréable au toucher se prête très bien aux ornements tels que les dorures ou les incrustations, et son séjour biséculaire dans la boue noire où il a été découvert n’a fait que renforcer sa solidité. Sa couleur varie du rouge bordeaux épais à une couleur terre de Sienne plus légère, comme pour notre exemplaire (Cf. The Wreck of the Metta Catharina, Garbett G. & Skelton I. 1987 et The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Blackwell, Oxford 2010, vol. 39, no2, pp. 235-257 [23 pages (article)]). Very nice set. Complet set of the “best” editions. "Now, this book has quite an amazing story : In 1786, the Die Frau Metta Catherina brigantine left St. Petersbourg with a cargo of hemp and leather. The latter was no ordinary leather, but Russia leather its typical crosshatched grain, tanned with willow bark and curried with birch oil – what the New York Times magazine calls “a top-of-the-line luxury.” This leather was renown for its unique perfume, its resistance to water and, as it seems, for being insect-repellent. Captain Twedt who was the skipper of the Die Frau Metta Catherina back in 1786, was aiming to Genoa. But he never went beyond Plymouth Sound. Torn from her anchorage by a sudden storm, the Metta Catherina eventually sank to a depth of about 100 feet. “The vessel and cargo entirely lost, read a contemporary article; crew saved.” The cargo, including rolls of Russia leather, quietly remained underwater for the following 187 years, until some members of a local diving club discovered the ship. Brought to the surface, the rolls of leather proved to be somehow well preserved. Mr. Brown, who happened to commercialize them, stated : ''The hides on the outer edges of the rolls, as well as others that were disturbed as the vessel sank, had all deteriorated badly. The inner hides in most of the rolls were in a remarkable state of preservation, protected. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4240789275

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