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Lloyd, Christopher (Editor)

Published by Cresset Press, London (1949)

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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, London, 1949. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First UK Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 067963

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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. 1/1/1949. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000082508

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Item Description: N. H. Whitaker, Boston, Massachusetts, 1830. Decorative Leather. Book Condition: Fair. First printing. Still a readable original reference copy despite condition. Single volume only of two. 16mo, 6 1/4" tall, 205 pages + 8 plates, 3/4 leather over boards. A fair, hard cover over all with significant shelf wear, spine rubbed and boards chipped; hinges cracked but secure, binding solid, paper moderately yellowed, BUT front endpaper and fly leaf and frontispiece missing, and partial dampstaining and foxing scattered throughout, with a previous owner's penned notation on the pastdown. This volume covers both first and second voyages. Bookseller Inventory # 44256

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Christopher Lloyd [ed.]

Published by The Cresset Press, London (1949)

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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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Lloyd,Christopher;editor

Published by The Cresset Press, London (1949)

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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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Cook, James; Kippis, A.

Published by N. H. Whitaker, Boston (1832)

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

Published by W.P.Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, Edinburgh

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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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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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Kippis, A.

Published by Porter & Coates Circa 1895, Philadelphia (1895)

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Item Description: Porter & Coates Circa 1895, Philadelphia, 1895. Hardcover. Book Condition: G+. First Edition; Later Printing. A Narrative of the Voyages Round the World Perfomed by Captain James Cook. Published by Porter & Coates Philadelphia. Exact date unknown, but late 19th to early 20th century. ; Shepherd's Isles print; 12mo; 424 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 5910

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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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A Narrative of the Voyages Round the: Kippis, A.

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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Item Description: London, Bickers and Son, 1878., 1878. x+404pp. 8vo. Original decorated pictorial cloth, gilt edges. Black and white tipped-in Woodburytype frontispiece and plates. Name cut from ffe (repaired), otherwise an excellent bright copy. First edition in this form. Beddie 178. Bookseller Inventory # 203557

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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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BARKER-MILL, Peter. SPARRMAN, Anders.

Published by The Golden Cockerel Press,. . (1944)

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Item Description: The Golden Cockerel Press,. ., 1944. First English edition, no.311 of 350 copies; folio, pp.218 + colophon; thirteen full-page & vignette wood-engravings and large folding map; printed in Perpetua on Arnold's hand-made paper; a very good copy in slightly marked original green buckram, blocked in gold on upper cover, morocco label, top edge gilt, others uncut. This eye-witness account of a three-year voyage with Cook by the Swedish botanist had not previously been printed in English. Sandford also enthuses over Barker-Mill's 'collection of engravings which were revolutionary, and a highly successful step forward in the adaptation of the wood-engraving medium to modern art.' Cockalorum 162. Cook Voyages Resolution Woodengraving. Bookseller Inventory # 16791

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Golden Cockerel Press) Sparrmann (Anders).

Published by Folio, pp.218, colophon, The Golden Cockerel Press, London, 1944. (1944)

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Item Description: Folio, pp.218, colophon, The Golden Cockerel Press, London, 1944., 1944. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. One of 300 (350) copies printed in Perpetua on mould-made paper. Illustrated with 13 wood engravings, some full-page. Green buckram, gilt leather label, elaborately blocked in gold on the front, top edge gilt, others uncut. Engraved bookplate, just slightly cocked at the spine. A very good copy indeed Sparrman's eye-witness account of a three-year voyage with Captain Cook, was published in Sweden in 1818, but had not previously appeared in English. Peter Barker-Mill's wood-engravings are particularly successful as is the gold-blocking on the binding. (Cockalorum 162). Bookseller Inventory # 3952

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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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Sparrman, Anders

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Item Description: Introduction and Notes by Owen Rutter. Wood engravings by Peter Barker-Mill. (London): Golden Cockerel Press, 1944. Folio, gilt-stamped olive buckram with leather spine label. 218, [1] pages, with 13 wood-engravings by Peter Barker-Mill. Text set in Perpetua type and printed on Arnold's mould-made paper. One of 350 numbered copies. Name in ink of New Zealand-American botanist Lucy Cranwell Smith. Covers lightly rubbed at extremities, but still a very good copy. Cockalorum 162. First Edition in English of this eye-witness account of a three-year voyage with Captain Cook. The translation is by Huldine Beamish and Averil Mackenzie-Grieve. ".the artist chosen to illustrate this great book produced a collection of engravings which were revolutionary, and a highly successful step forward in the adaptation of the wood-engraving medium to modern art. Blocks like Icebergs with Aurora Borealis fill me with wonder and joy, and a pride in having been directly responsible for giving him the opportunity to express himself in these terms." ("Cockalorum" by Christopher Sandford). Bookseller Inventory # 7894

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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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THE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK ROUND: Captain James Cook

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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Banks' Florilegium, A Publication in Thirty-Four Parts: NATURAL HISTORY; COOK,

Item Description: Alecto Historical Editions, London, 1984. First Edition. Broadsheet folio (29" x 22 1/2"). Volume XV only (of 34) of this stunning collection copperplate engravings of plants collected by Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander while they accompanied Captain James Cook on his voyage around the world between 1768 and 1771. Plants were collected in Madeira, Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, the Society Islands, New Zealand, Australia and Java. No full set of the engravings in color was published until the late twentieth century, when Alecto Historical Editions, in partnership with the British Museum, produced 110 sets, 100 of which were offered for sale. As described by Alecto: "the engravings are printed in color à la poupée, up to ten colours being worked directly into the single plate before each print is pulled, with additional details added in watercolour. Each sheet is identified by a blind embossed stamp on the recto, recording the publishers' and printer's chops, the copyright symbol and date. The initials of the individual printer, the plate number and the edition number are recorded in pencil. Each of the engravings is protected within a double-fold sheet of Somerset mould-made 300 gsm paper, acid free and cut to form a window mount." This volume, from set #83, includes 22 engravings of plants found in Australia, contained in three cloth-backed portfolios within a cloth solander box, as issued. Some minor scuffing to the box; contents fine. Complete list of plates on request. Bookseller Inventory # 17960

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Anders Sparrman

Published by The Golden Cockerel Press, London (1944)

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Item Description: The Golden Cockerel Press, London, 1944. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. Peter Barker-Mill (illustrator). first edition. London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1944. Very Good +/very good. Peter Barker-Mill. Small folio 28/50 specially bound copies, wonderfully illustrated by Peter Barker-Mill. Full cream morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, with raised spine bands and gilt lettering, Cover has large gilt cockerel and globe device. Top edge gilt others untrimmed. Back board has a couple of minor imperfections in the leather, very small bump top front corner (not going into the text at all, very minor), spine is bright and clear, trival wear. Absolutely no splitting or wear to the leather, very fresh. Contents completely clean and free of all foxing, one page wrinkled. A solid VG+ copy. Book has its original blue cloth slipcase which is a strong VG: some fading and general wear, no splits. A beautiful but not overly fussy copy of this classic. Bookseller Inventory # 3751

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Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the: Cook, Captain James

Cook, Captain James

Published by London: Jaques and Wright (1825)

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Item Description: London: Jaques and Wright, 1825. Book Condition: VG. 1st. London: Jaques and Wright , London, 1825. First Edition, First Issue, 8vo - 21.8 cm. Volume 1. title page, 480 pages, with 8 engraved plates; Volume 2. title page, 457 pages + list of plates at rear [1], with 5 engraved plates. Period full-diced calf with gilt ruling on covers, spine with five raised bands and bright gilt decorations and tiles on brown Morocco. Original end leaves, binding strong, prior owner's attractive script signature on front free end leaf of volume one. Pages with intermittent mild foxing, stronger foxing on plates leaves. A difficult to find publication related to Captain James Cook. A complete copy in Very Good condition. Very Scarce. ÑSabin 16254; Forbes 599 (First Issue). A scarce two volume octavo set that provides an overview of Cook's three voyages to the Pacific and the South Sea Islands. The plates appear to have been executed specifically for this publication and icludes the famous "The Death of Captain Cook" in Volume II. Bookseller Inventory # DRGp 2.5

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A NEW VOYAGE, ROUND THE WORLD, IN: John Hawkesworth

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, James Lieutenant; Hawkesworth,Dr. (Compiler)

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. Fold out maps present. [HB#8779] Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 8779

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Cook, 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'. 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: James Rivington, 1774. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. First Edition. 2 VOLUMES INCLUDED. Rare 1st edition complete set in Leather with raised bands at spine, edges rubbed. Suitable for rebinding. Vol 1 Frontispiece missing, Vol 2 Frontispiece clipped lengthwise with 2/3rds remaining of each. Pages have foxing and darkening. Vol 1 has spine label intact, Vol 2 covers detached with rear cover missing, and some signatures within. 8" x 5". Paypal only. Bookseller Inventory # 061516002

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A COMPLETE SET OF COOK'S VOYAGES [COMPRISING:]: COOK, Captain James;

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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Complet set of the best editions]. An: COOK (Captain James).

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. 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, où relieurs et libraires se sont portés acquéreurs d’un ensemble de peaux de première qualité, dont celle qui a servi à relier, avec une grande maîtrise, notre exemplaire signé du relieur canadien Courtland Benson. 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, protecte. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4240789275

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