VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOK F. R. S. By Royal Authority, Containing the Whole of His Discoveries in Geography, Navigation, Astronomy Etc. With Memoirs of His Life, and Particulars Relative to His Unfortunate Death. Embellished with engravings.
J. Robins & Co. Albion Press. London. 1822. 4to. (11 x 8.7 inches). viii,799pp, + Directions to the Binder/ publishers advert leaf. Fourteen full page engravings, including a portrait frontis and the Death of Cook, plus 4 vignettes. Complete. Text printed in double column. Some page corners creased and page edges a bit browned but overall a very good copy. Bound in contemporary full brown calf boards with later (probably early twentieth century) re-spine of Burgundy calf with raised bands, each with gilt decorative roll. Compartments double ruled in gilt. Brown morocco label, gilt. Edges and corners bumped and rubbed. Spine with raised bands, ruled in blind. Red title label, ruled and lettered in gilt. Previous owners armorial bookplate on the front free endpaper. Overall a very good copy.
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