“AN IMPORTANT COMPILATION OF ENGLISH VOYAGES” -- HILL

 

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AUTHOR:

ANDERSON, GEORGE WILLIAM

TITLE:

A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World... Captain Cook’s First, Second, Third and Last Voyages...

CONDITION:

Second edition. Folio. Contemporary full calf binding, rebacked, with red morocco spine label. 156 engraved plates and charts. A good example with only light soiling throughout. Some water damage to front cover and first few leaves, preliminaries and frontispiece with old paper repairs.

DATE:

1784-1786

DESCRIPTION:

Second edition. This volume originally appeared as 80 weekly six-penny numbers and was meant as an inexpensive alternative for readers seeking information about Cook’s travels. Hill describes the Anderson voyages as “an important collection of English voyages richly illustrated,” noting that “Anderson sometimes gives the original accounts, others are edited or abridged versions, and frequently additional materials, from other sources, are added to give scope and depth to the narratives.” In addition to a number of maps and charts, many of the famous images from Cook’s voyages are reproduced here, including the detailed portraits of native peoples he encountered and their rights and customs.

REFERENCES:

Inventory No. 13419

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