Discovery and Exploration. Hordern House. 1998

Discovery and Exploration. Hordern House. 1998

Hordern House.
Discovery and Exploration.
Hordern House.
ISBN 1875567216.

A catalogue of 481 books for sale.

Of the many Cook voyage items I will quote two.
106. Hawkesworth's Account of the Voyages... in the Southern Hemisphere, three volumes, quarto, with 52 finely engraved maps and plates; in contemporary calf skilfully rebacked; slight staining to edges of a few pages in the first volume, otherwise a very good set. London, W. Strahan, 1773 A$12,500
114. Captain James Cook's A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World, Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure..., two volumes, quarto, with frontispiece portrait and 63 engraved charts, portraits and plates; a few slight spots or stains; an excellent set in contemporary lightly sprinkled calf, flat spines panelled in gilt; joints skilfully renewed. London, W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1777. A$10,500

Ian Boreham

Originally published in Cook's Log, page 1557, volume 21, number 4 (1998).

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