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Cook's Third Voyage, Captain James Cook (1728-1779) A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
174
Sold for:
$1,169$950

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

Description:

Cook's Third Voyage, Captain James Cook (1728-1779) A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. London: by W. and A. Strahan, 1784.
First edition, three large quarto volumes only, without the Atlas volume, illustrated with twenty-four plates and one folding table, bound in full uniform diced russia, a.e.g., rebacked, worn, board edges chipped with loss, labels chipped away, occasional discoloration and toning to leaves, offsetting, some foxing, 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (3)
Cook's third voyage contains the disturbing story of his own death in Hawaii on the fourteenth of February, 1779. After the Hawaiians stole a small boat from the English, tensions between the two groups were palpably high. Cook's attempt to resolve the problem by taking Kalani'o-pu'u, the King of Hawaii, as a hostage failed miserably. A group of Hawaiians surrounded the English, killing Cook and several other sailors in his party. (3)
Estimate $1,000-1,500

I: A4, a-m4, B-Z4, Aa-Zz4, 3A-3G4, 3H3. II: A4, a2, B-Z4, Aa-Zz4, 3A-3Z4, 4A3. III: A4, a2, B-Z4, Aa-Zz4, 3A-3Z4, 4A4, 4B3.


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James Cook, Pacific Ocean, London, the Atlas, Hawaii

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