1984. Hardcover. dj., octavo, illus. 4 vol set. Some shelf-wear. Map inserts. Very Good. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Four of the greatest maritime exploring expeditions were crammed into two decades late in the 18th century - Cook's third voyage, the French expedition commanded by La Perouse, the Malaspina expedition sent out by Spain, and George Vancouver's Voyage of Discovery. All four visited the northwest coast of North America, but weather and circumstances prevented Cook from making more than what Beaglehole calls ' a magnificent, an epoch-making reconnaissance'; La Perouse only touched the coast in a significant way at Yakutat Bay and Lituya Bay, and Malasina's memorable visits were to Yakutat Bay and Nootka Sound. Vancouver, by contrast, surveyed the enormous extent of coast from Lower California to Cook Inlet, and his meticulous survey literally set out on the map of the world the intricacies of Puget Sound and the western coast of mainland Canada. It was an achievement that places him with his mentor, Cook, in the first rank of marine surveyors. As a midshipman Vancouver had been with Cook when he discovered the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands in 1778. They attracted his interest, and the attention he devoted to the islands, their inhabitants and their political future when he twice later wintered there will surprise many. This is the first annotated edition of Vancouver's journal as he revised it for publication in 1798. The original manuscript has disappeared, but fortunately no fewer than 25 partial or complete logs or journals by other members of the expedition have survived. These supplement Vancouver's narrative at many points. It has been possible to identify virtually all the host of islands, channels and inlets that Vancouver encountered, and the provenance of most of the approximately 400 place names he bestowed, nine out of ten of which are still in use, is indicated. Volume I contains Book 1 of this new and annotated edition of A Voyage of Discovery ...(London, 1798). The voyage to Australia and Tahiti. Volume II continue with book 2 and part of book 3 of the new edition, and contains the voyage to Hawaii and the North American coast. The third volume in the set includes the remainder of Book 3, all Book 4, part of Book 5, covering the Pacific coast of North America and return to Hawaii. The final volume contains the remainder of book 5 of A Voyage of Discovery. It covers the coast of North America. Appendices include documents relating to the voyage and a list of the ships' company. The main pagination of all four volumes is continuous. The volumes are nos 163 - 166 in the Hakluyt Society Second Series, originally published in 1984.
About the Author: Dr Kaye Lamb was formerly Dominion Archivist and National Librarian of Canada.
Title: The Voyage of George Vancouver: 1791-1795 (4...
Publisher: Hakluyt Society
Book Condition: Used - Very Good
Book Description Hakluyt Society, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Volumes I - III only (lacking volume IV) Light dustiness/foxing to page edges, inside clean, free of any former owner marking; dust wrappers with some wear. Seller Inventory # vancouver
Book Description Hakluyt Society, London, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Volume I: pp. xx + 442pp; b/w portrait frontispiece, 15 b/w plates, 1 folding illustration, 1 f/p illustration, 1 folding map in pocket at rear, original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, illustration in gilt on front, dustjacket.Volume II: pp. ix, 443-786; w portrait frontispiece, 15 pages b/w plates, 4 maps, dustjacket, Volume III: pp. viii 787-1230; b/w portrait frontispiece, 4 pages b/w plates, 4 maps, dustjacket. Volume IV: pp. viii, 1231-1752; b/w portrait frontispiece, 4 pages b/w plates, 2 maps, appendices, index, dustjacket, a very good set. Seller Inventory # 008807
Book Description Hakluyt Society, London, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Fine/Fine. First Thus. Second Series NO. 163. Illustrated with 56 plates and maps including one folding and a large folded map in rear pocket of Volume 1. The first annotated edition of Vancouver's journal revised for publication in 1798. A landmark in exploration literature. A fine set in protected dustjackets. A heavy set, special shipping considerations may apply. 1752 pp. Seller Inventory # 31778
Book Description The Hakluyt Society, 1999. Condition: Good. Volumes 1 to 4. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in fair condition. , 2950grams, ISBN:0904180166. Seller Inventory # 6873580
Book Description Hakluyt Society, 1984. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0904180166-2-4
Book Description Hakluyt Society, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0904180166
Book Description Hakluyt Society, London, 1984. Hard Cover. First edition thus. AS NEW BOOKS IN NEAR-FINE TO FINE DUST JACKETS WITH ORIGINAL U.K. PRICE. TWO DUST JACKETS HAVE SLIGHT RUBBING ON REAR PANEL. Edited by W. Kaye Lamb. Seller Inventory # 23010
Book Description Hakluyt Society, London, 1984. Hard cover. Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket. 1752 p. Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society, 2. Audience: General/trade. Volumes I-IV, Second series, nos. 163-166. Blue cloth bindings with a Hakluyt sailing ship insignia on front, gilt titles on spine. Includes maps, illustrations. Each volume has a small bookplate and a date on the pastedown, otherwise clean, tight and unmarked. Dust jackets have rubbing wear, and vol. II dust jacket has a small tape repaired tear in the bottom edge. Seller Inventory # Alibris0006079
Book Description The Hakluyt Society, London, 1984. Hard Cover. Condition: F-. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. First Edition. F-/VG+. 4 vols. 8vo. original blue cloth gilt (a trifle bumped) in dustwrapper (general rubbing); pp. xx, 1-1442; x (last blank), 443-786; viii, 787-1230; viii, 1231-1752, with 46 illustrations (incl. frontispeices & folding map) + 10 sketch maps. Heavy item (3.5 kg), additional postage will be required for domestic and international delivery. A near fine set. Seller Inventory # 023380
Book Description Hakluyt Society, 1984. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020904180166