Anderson | George William [Cook | Captain James]

A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World

First Edition



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The Anderson Edition of Captain Cook’s Voyages Round the World, published in 1784.

Folio, [frontispiece], [title], [blank], [iii]-iv preface, [map], [5]-650pp, 651-653 tables, 654-655 “Concluding Remarks by the Editor” and “Contents of this Work,” [Directions to the Bookbinder], [2pp subscribers list]. Modern full brown morocco, new endpapers, title in gilt on spine, raised bands, Folio measures (15.5″ x 10″). Housed in slipcase, paste on marbled boards, solid hinges.

Frontispiece portrait of Captain Cook, engraved by “Mr. Thornton,” dated Feb. 14, 1779. This work is complete with 157 illustrated copper plate engravings (41 Maps/Elevations, 109 Illustrations), including large fold-out map and the plate depicting the “Death of Captain Cook.” Plates in near fine condition, with only occasional toning. Archival tissue repair through “Directions to Bookbinder” leaf, now stable. Includes directions to bookbinder and 2-page list of subscribers. (Beddie, 19)

From Forbes, this work is State IV of the first edition, with the publisher’s imprint lacking reference to “booksellers and News Carriers,” and is not dated. (Forbes 61) (Howgego I, C176)

This important work is a compilation of Captain Cook’s three voyages. It also includes voyages by Carteret, Anson, Drake, and others.

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Location Published



Alex. Hogg, at the Original King's Arms, No. 16, Pater-noster-Row


First Edition

Date Published



Full leather


Very Good


Anderson | George William [Cook | Captain James]


[Cook | Captain James]

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