Kippis, Andrew (1725-1795) The Life of Captain James Cook.
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Kippis, Andrew (1725-1795) The Life of Captain James Cook. London: for G. Nicol, and G.C.J. and J. Robinson, 1788.
First edition of the first biography of Cook, large quarto, with the portrait frontispiece, lacking the half-title; bound in full diced russia, a.e.g., rebacked, boards detached, first few signatures detached from the text block and attached to one another with glue along the gutter edge; portrait and title spotted, intermittent foxing to the text, mainly confined to the first and last few signatures, 10 3/4 x 9 in.
[a]4 (no half-title), b4, B-Z4, Aa-Zz4, 3A-3X4.
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