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PARKINSON’S JOURNAL OF COOK’S FIRST VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAS—A FINE, LARGE FIRST EDITION, WITH NUMEROUS COPPER-ENGRAVED PLATES

(COOK, James) PARKINSON, Sydney. A Journal of a Voyage. London, 1773.

First edition, first issue, of Parkinson's richly illustrated account of Cook's first expedition, a substantial large-paper edition with a frontispiece portrait, map of New Zealand, and 26 copper engraved plates from this landmark Pacific voyage. A fine, wide-margined copy in contemporary marbled boards. $20,500.

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“ONE OF THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS OF ENGLISH NAVIGATORS”

ANDERSON, George William. New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World. London, 1784-86. Richly illustrated first edition account of the "first really scientific navigator," with engraved frontispiece portrait of Cook, 124 magnificent full-page plates of elevations, views, inhabitants, utensils, flora and fauna, and 31 maps and charts—including a large folding map of the world. $8000.

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COOK'S COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED VOYAGES, WITH FINE HAND-COLORED MAPS

COOK, James. The Three Voyages of Captain James Cook. London, [1852]. Two volumes.

Handsomely bound 19th-century edition of Captain Cook’s complete voyages, with 12 hand-colored folding steel-engraved maps showing the courses of his travels and 145 in-text wood-engravings, with frontispiece portraits, engraved vignette title page in Volume I, and a full-page engraving of “The Death of Captain Cook” in Volume II. $4200.

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“A RICH JEWEL, SPARKLING ON THE BOSOM OF THE OCEAN”

KEATE, George. An Account of the Pelew Islands. London, 1788.

First edition of this riveting account of a “bold and hazardous enterprize,” with stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait of Captain Henry Wilson, folding map of the Palau Islands and 15 superb full-page engraved plates of native portraits (the chief, his wife and son), views and plans, weapons and utensils. $3500.

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