An Abridgment of Captain Cook’s Last Voyage, performed in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere by Order of His Majesty. Extracted from the Quarto Edition, in Three Volumes.
The Seventh Edition. One Volume. London, Printed for C. and G. Kearsley, 1794. 17 x 10 cm. xxiv, 442 pages plus 14 pages Index and two pages of publishers list. With seven full page engraved plates. Full calf. Contemporary boards, later rebacked in a matching style with new leather spine. Very good condition. Binding rubbed and bumped. Age darkened throughout. Occassional mild foxing. lacks front free end paper, folded plate and map. Name of previous owner neatly inscribed on title page. A few nicks, dog ears and closed tears. Internally clean. A nice little book with some striking illustrations of Polar Bear (‘White Bear’), Shooting Sea Horses, Manner of Travelling in Kamchatka and others.
EUR 220,-- Order