The Anderson Edition of Captain Cook’s Voyages Round the World, published in 1784.
Folio, (15.25 x 9.75), [i] title, [ii blank], [iii]-iv preface, -650pp, 651-653 tables, 654-655 “Concluding Remarks by the Editor” and “Contents of this Work,” [Directions to the Bookbinder], [2pp subscribers list]. First state with date (1784) appearing on title page. Expertly repaired spine, raised bands, gilt title over red morocco. Frontispiece portrait of Captain Cook. 150 illustrated copper plates (41 Maps/Elevations, 109 Illustrations), including large foldout map titled “A General Chart.” Plates in near fine condition, with only occasional toning. Previous owners inscription on front endpaper. Includes directions to bookbinders and [2pp] list of subscribers. (Forbes, 61). This copy lacks the “Death of Captain Cook” illustration. (Beddie, 19).
Comments: This important work is a compilation Captain Cook’s three voyages. It also includes voyages by Carteret, Anson, Drank and others. This version does not include the copy of “The Death of Captain Cook” (#27). An attractive copy of this rare folio.