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James Cook (1728-1779): Cartographie et Bibliographie. Extrait du Bulletin de la Société de Géographie, May, 1879.

Jackson, James

Published by Paris. La Société de Géographie. ., 1879
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8vo. 60 pp. An extract from the Bulletin de la Société de Géographie, from May, 1879, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the death of Captain James Cook, the noted 18th century British explorer, killed on Hawaii in an encounter with the native Hawaiians. This important early study of Cook and his voyages included a pioneering, surprisingly comprehensive bibliography of Cook by James Jackson (b. 1843). This extract contains the 60 page bibliography. There was also, in the original, a descriptive and methodological catalogue of an exposition celebrating the centenary of Cook?s death with manuscripts and ethnographic material of significance (not offered here). Labeled in ink by trimmed envelope (showing traces of contemporary postage stamps), inscribed to ?Professor Arnold Guyot L.L.D. of Princeton College/ Princeton/ New Jersey/ Etats-Unis?, laid down on verso of front cover. Arnold Henry Guyot, (1807?1884), was born in Switzerland, educated in Germany where he became a life-long friend of Louis Agassiz. Returning to Switzerland in 1827, he pursued his interests in the ministry, philosophy and natural science. He collected shells and plants and earned a Ph.D. from Berlin in 1835. In 1838, urged on by Agassiz, he studied the Swiss glaciers and was the first to point out anomalies in the flow of glaciers, ascribing the movement to a gradual molecular displacement rather than a sliding of the mass. He moved, again with Agassiz?s encouragement, to the United States in 1848. He lectured at the Lowell Institute. the lectures later published as ?Earth and Man? (Boston, 1853).After lecturing around Boston to teachers colleges, Guyot was appointed professor of Physical Geography and Geology at Princeton in 1854. He lectured widely at normal and theological schools. His scientific work continued as he developed plans for a national system of meteorological observations, principally at the Smithsonian Institute. This led to the establishment of the United States Weather Bureau. His ?Meteorological and Physical Tables (1852, 1884)? were the standard reference. Chips, closed tears at corners and edges of wraps. Folded vertically. Spine nearly gone. Else, Very Good. Quite uncommon. Ref.: Wikipedia and ?Encyclopaedia Brittanica? (11th Ed.) for Guyot. Bookseller Inventory # 5252

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Title: James Cook (1728-1779): Cartographie et ...

Publisher: Paris. La Société de Géographie. .

Publication Date: 1879

Binding: Plain buff wraps.

Edition: First Edition.

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