The Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World: Selected from His Journals and Edited (Christopher Lloyd) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Exploration section. priced at just £6.00!
London: The Cresset Press, 1949, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Maps to the endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: The principles upon which these selections from the Journals of Captain Cook have been made are, first, to illustrate the course of each of the three voyages in what is a more or less continuous narrative; and secondly, to quote fully from Cooks description of the peoples and customs of the Pacific. The volume thus combines the geographical interest as well as the excitement of a narrative of discovery with the anthropological value of a study of primitive societies. The text (which is fully annotated) is that of Cooks own Journal for the First Voyage and that of the earliest edition for the others.
The present editor contributes an Introduction and reproduces for the first time Cooks own sketch map of his discoveries in New Zealand and Australia.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXII] 383 pages. Index. 8″ x 5¼”.