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Cooks First Voyage, John Hawkesworth (c. 1715-1773) An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Makin

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
172
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$1,722$1,400

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

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Cook's First Voyage, John Hawkesworth (c. 1715-1773) An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Walls, and Captain Cook. London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773.
First edition, three quarto volumes, illustrated with the folding frontispiece chart, and fifty additional plates, (fifty-one in total) folding and full-page, without the plate of the Straits of Magellan, bound in uniform diced russia, rebacked, boards detached, gilt spines, a.e.g., foxed and spotted throughout, ex libris William Henry Flower (1831-1899) and Frank L. Hadley, 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (3)
Estimate $1,500-2,000

I: A4, a-e4, B-S4, [T-Zz]2; Aaa-Zzz4, 4A-4Q4, 4R2; II: [ ]4, a4, B-Z4, Aa-Zz4, 3A-3F4, 3G1; III: A4, 3G2, 3H-3Z4, 4A-4Z4, 5A-5I4.


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John Hawkesworth, Commodore, Byron, Carteret, Cook, London, William Henry Flower, Frank L. Hadley

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