11-13-2011 11-13-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2571B Boston
November 13, 2011 11:00 AMCalender
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Cook, Captain James (1728-1779) & Ledyard, John (1751-1789)

$2,963$2,500
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2571B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 13, 2011 11:00AM

Description:

Cook, Captain James (1728-1779) & Ledyard, John (1751-1789), A Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, and in Quest of a North-west Passage, Between Asia and America; performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 1779, Hartford, Connecticut: printed and sold by Nathaniel Patten, 1783, first American edition, contemporary calf, map corner present, 8vo, (chipped, bumped and worn, most of map lacking, inner hinge weak, spotted and with corner chipping). Howes L181; Streeter 3477; Evans 17998; Sabin 39691. Note: One of the rarest of the contemporary accounts of Cook's last voyage. It is also the first American title to discuss the Hawaiian Islands.
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Please note that that leaves lacking 147-150 and pages 151/152 are defective.

Keywords

James, Passage, Cook, Pacific Ocean, Connecticut, Nathaniel Patten