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Item Description: Quadrangle Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2819131839

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Item Description: Quadrangle Books, Chicago, 1963. hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP71074432

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Rickman, John

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Item Description: Readex Microprint Corp, U.S.A., 1966. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Facsimile. Facsimile of London edition of 1781 printed by E. Newbery. Blindseal. Bookseller Inventory # 049300

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Item Description: Gale ECCO, Print Editions, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1171014066

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Item Description: Gale ECCO, Print Editions, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1170657621

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RICKMAN, John [editor]. [COOK, Captain James]

Published by N. Israel/ Da Capo, Amsterdam/ New York (1967)

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Item Description: N. Israel/ Da Capo, Amsterdam/ New York, 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1967 [facsimile]/ 1781. Octavo, [iv], xlvi, 388 pages plus a folding frontispiece and map, and 4 plates (one folding). Synthetic cloth; a fine copy with the slightly torn glassine dustwrapper. With the large Orientalesque bookplate of Professor Andrew Abbie. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. Bookseller Inventory # 98763

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Item Description: Facsimile ed., Readex Microprint, USA. (Xii) + xlvi + 396 pp., frontis + other cuts & a chart. Faux leather ; gilt. 21 x 15cm. Nr.FINE. Facsimile reprint of a rare contemporary book first published in London in 1781, being an account of the voyage to the South Seas of HMS DISCOVERY between 1776 and 1779, based on Captain Cook’s own journal of his final tragic voyage. Published anonymously, it was later established that the editor was John Rickman, a lieutenant serving under Cook in the DISCOVERY. According to the NMM Catalogue of the Library (Vol. I, 1968, # 588, p.205) : " the author of this work was originally believed to be John Ledyard, the American corporal of marines, it has since been shewn beyond any reasonable doubt that the actual author was Lieutenant John Rickman, (see article by Judge F. W. Howay, in the Washington Historical Quarterly, vol. xii, no. 1, January 1921, pp. 51-58). This proof is based on the fact that the text of the above volume shows its author was originally in DISCOVERY, but was transferred to RESOLUTION in August 1779, whereas Ledyard served aboard RESOLUTION throughout the voyage (Holmes).". Bookseller Inventory # C146B188

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Item Description: Gale ECCO, Print Editions, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 1171014066

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Item Description: NICO ISRAEL reprint of the 1789 London edition, Amsterdam, 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Amsterdam, 1967. Facsimile reprint of the 1781 London edition. Frontispiece. xlvi + 388pp. 1 folding map. A SELECTION OF NICO ISRAEL REPRINT PUBLICATIONS. This carefully printed facsimile edition of the first editions of the classics of Pacific Northwest voyages of discovery provide an affordable gateway to the literature. The maps, charts and engravings are also reproduced. Published in attractive blue and cream imitation vellum. Each volume is in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 2711

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Cook, Captain James] Rickman, John.

Published by N. Israel/Da Capo., Amsterdam/New York. (1967)

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Item Description: N. Israel/Da Capo., Amsterdam/New York., 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Cloth 8vo. Bibliotheca Australiana #16.Facsimile of the 1781 edition. The journal of a lieutenant on the "Discovery", which accompanied Cook's "Resolution". Rickman was transferred to Cook's ship in August, 1779. This journal has often been attributed to John Ledyard. xlvi, 388pp. B/w illustrations, maps. > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBP-18257

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Cook, Captain James.

Published by Printed for E. Newbery,, London: (1781)

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Item Description: Printed for E. Newbery,, London:, 1781. Five plates including two folding, and one supplied in facsimile. Folding map. (illustrator). Second edition. Rebound in modern brown morocco, spine simple gilt. Occasional light foxing throughout, short tear to folding map, overall near fine, in fine but simple modern binding. Folding frontis depicts Cook's death. Bookseller Inventory # Embry 151275

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Rickman, John

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Item Description: E. Newbury, London, 1781. Half-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. Second. Illustrated with cuts (5) and a chart. Armorial bookplate; two Denny Cabin at Alki bookplates. 404 pp The first description of Hawaii in a printed book, together with the first depiction of the murder of Cook. Bookseller Inventory # 072563

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Journal of Captain Cook's last Voyage to: RICKMAN, John]

RICKMAN, John]

Published by Messrs. Price, Whitestone, [etc.], Dublin (1781)

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Item Description: Messrs. Price, Whitestone, [etc.], Dublin, 1781. Octavo. 8 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. [4], xlvii, [1], 396pp. Engraved frontispiece and four plates, 1 folding engraved map. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked to style, flat spine ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece The first Dublin edition of the first published account of Cook's last voyage: a work which preceded the publication of the official account by three years. The first edition of this work was published in London in 1781; a second London edition, with corrections, was published in the same year. The present Dublin edition, also published in 1781, is a reprint of the second London edition, with four of the plates (the frontispiece of the death of Capt. Cook; "Omai's Public Entry on his first landing at Otaheite," "Ounalaschkan Chief" and "Representation of the Heiva at Otaheite") being reverse images of those in the London edition, while the plate of "Omai's Double Canoe, and the Ships approaching Hueheine" is included here in place of the image "The Ships Approaching York Island" found in the London editions. Rickman accompanied Cook's voyage aboard the 'Discovery' until his transfer to the 'Resolution' in 1777. Of the London edition, Hill notes: "This anonymous journal, of Captain Cook's third voyage, was once believed to have been written by John Ledyard, who had actually made liberal use of Lieutenant Rickman's account; hence the confusion. This narrative anticipated the government's authorized account by two years. All the journals kept on board were claimed by the Admiralty, thus the author remained strictly anonymous. The text, especially as regards details of Cook's death, differs considerably from other accounts." This Dublin edition is not in Hill. Howes R276, "aa."; Forbes 36; Wickersham 6555a; Beddie 1608; Beaglehole I, pp.ccv-ccvi; Davidson, p.64; Kroepelien 1078; O'Reilly & Reiman 416; Holmes 38 (ref). Bookseller Inventory # 30273

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Item Description: 1785. Second edition. Folding map repaired without loss, & 10 engraved plates (one folding). 8vo. Contemporary calf, rebacked. [viii], lvii, 376pp. London, E. Newbery, Rickman, second lieutenant of the Resolution, but for the greater part of the voyage on the Discovery, was the first to publish an account of Cook's Third Voyage. The work was, however, wrongly attributed to Ledyard until 1930 when Judge Howay demonstrated that Ledyard had simply copied whole sections of Rickman's book. The publisher, Newbery, recognised the potential of Rickman's anonymous journal, correctly assuming that it would be as successful as Marra's account of the Second Voyage, which he had also published. The folding plate is of some importance being the first representation in print of Hawaii: ?Representation of the Murder of Capt Cook at O-Why-ee? Forbes 106; Hill, p.253; Holmes 53; Howes R276; Streeter 3474. Bookseller Inventory # 210333

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Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to: COOK: THIRD VOYAGE]
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Item Description: F. Newbery, London, 1781. Octavo, with a folding engraved frontispiece of the Death of Cook, folding map and four engraved plates (one folding); the leaf D4 cancelled as usual and replaced with four unsigned leaves; contemporary calf with a folding cloth box. First edition of the first full account in English of Cook's third voyage. This scarce and important book, though published anonymously, was conclusively shown by Judge Howay to be the work of John Rickman, a lieutenant on the voyage. Rickman's book and the German language account by Heinrich Zimmermann were both published in 1781, three years before the official account. It is not certain which of them was the first to appear in print, and thus to be the first description of the third voyage - and of Hawaii - to be published. Nonetheless, Rickman's remains the first English language account of the third voyage in print (see Howay, Zimmerman's Captain Cook, Toronto 1930).Rickman's description of the voyage differs from the official account in many respects - particularly regarding the death of Cook, for which this is a prime source. The engraved frontispiece "Representation of the Murder of Capt. Cooke at O-Why-ee" is the first representation of Hawaii in a printed book.David Forbes identifies four variant states of the book ("A" to "D"), without assigning priority. This example falls somewhere between states "A" and "B" with various identifying misprints and pagination errors of "B" but in addition having the mistaken page-numbering of 331 for 231 while the mistake of "22_" for 225, a feature of state "B", has not happened here yet, appearing as "225" and therefore presumably being "22_" about to happen!Many editions and versions of the book followed in later years, attesting to its popularity and importance. Rebacked retaining original label, a good copy preserved in a folding cloth box. Bookseller Inventory # 4401791

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Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to: COOK, James.) [RICKMAN,

Item Description: London: E. Newbery, 1781, 1781. Octavo (208 x 123 mm). Mid-19th century purple half calf, decorative gilt spine, marbled sides, red speckled edges, drab olivine endpapers. Housed in a green cloth chemise and green quarter morocco slipcase. From the library of the noted bibliophile Frank S. Streeter (d. 2006), with his oval book label; holograph coat of arms on preliminary blank. Spine sunned, binding rubbed at extremities, corner of Q3 torn away with loss of a few words, stain in margin at B1, map laid down, abraded lightly at folds (a couple of old tape marks), but withal a very good copy. Engraved folding frontispiece of the death of Cook, folding map, 4 plates (one folding, two by Royce after Dodd). First edition of the "first full account in English of Cook's third voyage, published anonymously to avoid legal action by the Admiralty" (Forbes). An attractive copy, with the points outlined for Forbes's state A (although "the exact priority not established"). "The author, John Rickman, was a second lieutenant aboard the Discovery (being discharged to the Resolution on August 23, 1779). While at China, Captain King (under orders from the Admiralty) took possession of and sealed all logs, journals, maps, and drawings, an action that Rickman describes on page 382. Despite this action, the author was somehow able to secretly retain a copy of his journal, which formed the basis of this text. It provides an important supplement to the official account of the third voyage published in 1784" (ibid.). Beddie 1607; Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 33; Hill 1453; Holmes 38; Howes 276; Parks Collection 64; Sabin 36707; Streeter 3474. Bookseller Inventory # 119218

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A Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage: COOK, James (1728-1779)]

COOK, James (1728-1779)] - John LEDYARD (1751-1789)

Published by printed and sold by Nathaniel Patten, Hartford (1783)

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Item Description: printed and sold by Nathaniel Patten, Hartford, 1783. 8vo. (6 5/8 x 4 3/8 inches). 208pp. (Without the folding map, as usual). Small areas of expert restoration to two leaves. Expertly bound to style in full tree calf, flat spine ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece First edition of the first American book on Hawaii and the northwest coast of America, and the only American account of Cook's third voyage. John Ledyard was the only American to serve on Cook's third voyage, aboard the Resolution, as a Corporal of marines, and witnessed Cook's death in Hawaii as he was one of the oarsman of the boat Cook took ashore. On the expedition's return, all the journals were retained by the British Admiralty, but, after he returned to his family in Connecticut, Ledyard was persuaded to rewrite his journal from memory, which was then published. Although believed by some to be based partially on Rickman's narrative, Ledyard's journal contains information not available elsewhere, including the first published description of the Russian settlement at Unalaska. "Ledyard is an important figure in the history of American contacts in the South Seas. Not only was he the first New Englander in the Pacific, but he went there with the great Captain Cook, and was with him when Hawaii was discovered. Ledyard visualized in the minutest detail the northwest coast China trade" (Hill). Ledyard went on to carry out some remarkable overland journeys, before accidently killing himself in Cairo by drinking vitriol. Ledyard's Journal is a noted rarity and copies with the map are almost unknown in today's market (and possibly not issued with all copies). Beddie 1603; Evans 17998; Forbes I, 52; Hill (2004) 991; Howes L181; Lada-Mocarski 36; Sabin 39691; Streeter Sale 3477; Wickersham 6556; Davidson, pp 64-5; Judd 108. Bookseller Inventory # 30272

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Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to: LEDYARD, John

Item Description: Hartford Printed and sold by Nathaniel Patten, 1783. The First American Account of Cook's Journey and the First American Book on the Northwest Coast [COOK, Captain James]. LEDYARD, John. A Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, and in Quest of a North-West Passage, between Asia & America; Performed in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 1779. Illustrated with a Chart, shewing the Tracts of the Ships employed in this Expedition. Faithfully narrated from the original MS. of Mr. John Ledyard. Hartford: Printed and sold by Nathaniel Patten, 1783. First edition. Octavo in fours (6 5/8 x 4 3/8 inches; 169 x 111 mm). [1]-208 pp. Map absent as is almost always the case (see note). Contemporary full brown sheep. Red morocco spine label, lettered in blind. Original stab holes present, indicating that this copy was once in original wrappers, with seemingly original endpapers. Boards with some rubbing and edges bumped. Inner hinges with some minor professional repairs. Date "1783" in blue ink on title-page. Front free endpaper with old ink notes. A bit of toning and staining, however considerably clean and bright, unusual for an American book of this period. Housed in a custom oatmeal cloth clamshell. Overall a very good copy. "The first American account of Cook’s Third Voyage, which preceded publication of the official (London) narrative by more than a year. The author, a corporal of the marines aboard the Resolution, was one of several Americans on the voyage but the only one to publish an account. As all hands were ordered at Macao to ‘deliver up their journals, and every writing, remark, or memorandum, on pain of the severest punishment in case of concealment’ for forwarding to the Admiralty.Ledyard relied in great part on a copy of the Rickman narrative in drawing up this account. He however includes details of the voyage not available elsewhere. The account of his stay at Hawaii, including his inland expedition and the death of Captain Cook at Kealakekua Bay, occupies 64 pages of the text" (Forbes). "Ledyard is an important man in the history of American contacts in the South Seas. Not only was he the first New Englander in the Pacific, but he went there under the great Captain Cook and was with him when Hawaii was discovered. Ledyard visualized in the most minute detail how the northwest coast-China trade should be carried out, and his ideas and enthusiasm undoubtedly influenced the eventual development of that important trade. The author's narrative, distinguished by its evident authenticity, includes a detailed account of the death of Cook" (Hill). The first American book on the Northwest Coast and likely the first American book on Hawaii. Concerning the absence of the map we read in the Hawaiian National Bibliography: "The map is particularly rare and is almost always lacking even in otherwise very good copies. Due to the erratic nature of American printing of the period, it may well be that the map was not produced until the work was well under way, or that it cost extra to purchasers, as some copes show no evidence that it was ever present (as is the case with this copy). In the American Antiquarian Society copy the map is bound on a stub at page 161 (the beginning of Part III). This appears to be added evidence that the map did not appear until the last part of the publication was issued" (p. 44). The book was first issued in parts in wrappers but this is an almost unheard-of rarity (the H.N.B only locates two examples), with bound copies themselves being exceedingly rare. The copy offered here was once in wrappers and the stab holes are still present. Evans 17998. Hawaiian National Bibliography 52. Hill I, pp. 176-177. Sabin 39691. Lada-Mocarski 36. Kroepelin 717. Howes L-178. HBS 67862. $18,500. Bookseller Inventory # 67862

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COOK, James (1728-1779)] - John LEDYARD (1751-1789)

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Item Description: printed and sold by Nathaniel Patten, Hartford, 1783. 8vo. 208pp. (Without the folding map, as usual). (Contemporary gift inscription on front flyleaf. Dampstain to top of titlepage and following few leaves. Moderately toned and foxed). Contemporary calf (boards and joints worn, corners bumped). First edition of the first American book on Hawaii and the northwest coast of America, and the only American account of Cook's third voyage. John Ledyard was the only American to serve on Cook's third voyage, aboard the Resolution, as a Corporal of marines, and witnessed Cook's death in Hawaii as he was one of the oarsman of the boat Cook took ashore. On the expedition's return, all the journals were retained by the British Admiralty, but, after he returned to his family in Connecticut, Ledyard was persuaded to rewrite his journal from memory, which was then published. Although believed by some to be based partially on Rickman's narrative, Ledyard's journal contains information not available elsewhere, including the first published description of the Russian settlement at Unalaska. "Ledyard is an important figure in the history of American contacts in the South Seas. Not only was he the first New Englander in the Pacific, but he went there with the great Captain Cook, and was with him when Hawaii was discovered. Ledyard visualized in the minutest detail the northwest coast-China trade" (Hill). Ledyard went on to carry out some remarkable overland journeys, before accidently killing himself in Cairo by drinking vitriol. Ledyard's Journal is a noted rarity and copies with the map are almost unknown in today's market (and possibly not issued with all copies). Beddie 1603; Evans 17998; Forbes I, 52; Hill (2004) 991; Howes L181; Lada-Mocarski 36; Sabin 39691; Streeter Sale 3477; Wickersham 6556; Davidson, pp 64-5; Judd 108. Bookseller Inventory # 29690

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Item Description: Hartford. ., 1783. 208pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf. Boards worn (leather on lower board loose but holding), corners abraded, outer joints worn. Later ink inscriptions on front pastedown. Titlepage soiled and worn. Moderately age-toned, soiled, and dampstained. Lacking the very rare map (as is virtually always the case). A good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. "This is not only the first American book on the Northwest Coast, but also the first American book on Hawaii." - Streeter. Ledyard sailed as a corporal of Marines on Cook's last voyage, and was on board ship when Cook met his death on Hawaii. A native of Connecticut, he was with Cook during the first part of the American Revolution and in England until 1782. Assigned to the North American station, he deserted and returned to Hartford, where this account (evidently intermixed with the 1781 narrative of John Rickman, probably by an unidentified editor) was published in 1783. One of the rarest of subsidiary accounts of Cook's voyage, and a book of the greatest interest in the history of the Northwest Coast and its exploration. HOWES L181, "d." STREETER SALE 3477. EVANS 17998. SABIN 39691. WICKERSHAM 6556. LADA-MOCARSKI 36. FORBES HAWAII 52. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 38404

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A Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage: Ledyard, John

Ledyard, John

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Item Description: Nathaniel Patten, Hartford, 1783. First edition. First edition. Lacking the map as usual. 208 pp. 8vo. THE FIRST AMERICAN BOOK ON HAWAII. Rare. "This is not only the first American book on the Northwest Coast, but also the first American book on Hawaii" (Streeter). Ledyard is distinguished in many respects, he was the only American to sail on Cook's third voyage which explored Alaska and discovered Hawaii. He was also in the boat that carried Cook ashore on the morning of his death. Indeed this work contains a detailed account of Cook's death "distinguished by its evident authority" (Hill).The purpose of Cook's third voyage was twofold. Ostensibly, it was to return Omai to his homeland in French Polynesia, but the main purpose was to search for the Northwest Passage. The Resolution and Discovery departed Plymouth in 1776 and made their way via the Cape to New Zealand and Tahiti. It was from there that Cook discovered Hawaii, which he regarded as his greatest achievement. The boats then proceeded to the Pacific Northwest and commenced their search for a route to the Atlantic. They returned to Hawaii for the winter of 1778-9. Their initial warm welcome soon wore off and tensions between the Hawaiians and the British resulted in Cook being killed on the shore of Kealakekua Bay on February 14, 1779. Charles Clerke assumed command of the expedition and proceeded north once again to pursue the voyage's objective. The two ships returned to England in 1780.A Connecticut native, after the voyage, Ledyard remained in England until 1782 when he was posted to the North American station - the Revolutionary War was ongoing. He promptly deserted and returned to Hartford where this account was published. This work preceded Rickman's by a matter of months, though in fact Ledyard made "liberal use of [the first English edition of] Rickman's account in his own narrative" (Hill). This is not to deride Ledyard unnecessarily, in addition to his account of Cook's death, his keen observations on the fur trade in the Pacific northwest are of great value.Ledyard's account is one of the rarest works on Cook's third's voyage and Hill confirms that "[o]nly a few copies still have the map." It was wanting in both the Streeter and Brooke-Hitching copies. This copy is further distinguished in being presented by Isaiah Thomas, eminent printer and founder of the American Antiquarian Society. He performed the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence and as a printer was responsible for the Massachusetts Spy (which supported Washington), the Royal American Magazine and the New England Almanac. His 1810 work History of Printing in America remains a benchmark in scholarship on the trade. Beddie, 1603; Evans 17998; Sabin 39691; Forbes 52; Hill 991; Howes L-181 "d"; Lada-Mocarski 36; Smith 5797; Streeter, Sale VI:3477 Contemporary sheep, extremities rubbed, boards a little scuffed, some minor dampstaining to the first few leaves, some light toning throughout. An unsophisticated copy and typical of American books of the era. In a custom green morocco-backed slipcase and chemise Lacking the map as usual. 208 pp. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 301431

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A Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage: COOK, James.) LEDYARD,

Item Description: Hartford: Nathaniel Patten, 1783, 1783. Octavo (173 x 114 mm). Contemporary sheep, blind ruled spine, recent red morocco label. Housed in a custom-made green cloth chemise and green quarter morocco slipcase. Early ownership inscription (partially smudged) of "James Adams, Boston" in gutter of front free endpaper (also indistinctly across back cover); early correction of "contageous" to "contiguous" at p. 12. Some wear to extremities of binding, a few abrasions, small area of shallow worming on back cover, small work trail on front free endpaper and repair to top fore-corner, general light toning and signs of handling, some scattered old pale stains, short closed-tear into blank margin at foot of B1, yet a remarkably well-preserved copy. First edition of this notable Cook rarity — the first American account of Cook's third voyage, which preceded publication of the official (London) account by more than a year — presented here in an appealing plain trade binding of the period. "This was not only the first American book on the Northwest coast [of America], but also probably the first American book on Hawaii" (Streeter). Stab holes are visible at gatherings A4-K and Forbes notes that: "The book was first issued in parts with blue grey part wrappers as follows: Part I, pages 1-80 [as our copy]; Part II, pages 81-160; Part III, pages 161-208" and goes on to say that "not all copies were first issued thus in their entirety. Copies may in fact have only the first and second parts of the text, which show evidence of a part issue". This copy, like virtually all others, does not have the rare map and it is now accepted that it was not generally issued; a census of copies at auction with the map, drawn up by PBA Galleries in 2008, lists only three: George Brinley (1879), William C. Braislin (1927: "small portion of the map" only) and Thomas W. Streeter (1969). Another copy at auction in 2011 included "map corner [only] most of map lacking". Connecticut-born John Ledyard (1751-1789), the self-styled "mad, romantic, dreaming Ledyard" - described by historian Jared Sparks on the title page of his 1828 biography as simply "The American Traveller" and characterised by Jefferson as a genius - joined Cook as a corporal of marines and "sailed with the expedition that left the Thames on July 12, 1776. At Nootka Sound [Vancouver Island], which was reached in March 1778, he began to picture the vast possibilities of the northwestern fur trade and resolved to enter it at the first opportunity. The return voyage, on which Cook was killed at the Hawaiian Islands, Feb. 14. 1779, brought him to London late in 1780. The American Revolution was still in progress, and refusing to serve against his countrymen, Ledyard remained in barracks for two years, and was then transferred to the North American station" (DAB). From there he fashioned his escape home, to Hartford, and wrote his recollections of his voyage with Cook. Ledyard clearly drew on John Rickman's "surreptitious and anonymous" (Beddie) Journal of James Cook's Last Voyage (London: E. Newbery, 1781), which "he relied on for dates, distances, the courses of the vessels, and for other particulars serving to revive recollection" (Sparks p. 53) and sold the manuscript to the Hartford publisher Nathaniel Patten "for twenty guineas" (ibid.). A noted rarity in an unadorned but appealing period binding. Beddie 1603; Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 52; Hill 991 ("exceedingly rare"); Holmes 45; Howes 181; Parks Collection 70; Sabin 39691 ("The author's narrative is distinguished by its simplicity and evident authenticity"); Streeter VI 3477. Bookseller Inventory # 119210

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