Lot 42: COOK. COMPLETE SET OF THE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK. 1773-1785

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Description: [First Voyage] John Hawkesworth. An Account of the Voyages by the order of his present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour.  London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1773, FIRST EDITION, early issue (without the chart of the Strait of Magellan), 3 volumes, 51 engraved plates, charts and maps (most folding or double-page), contemporary calf, [Beddie, BCJC 648; Hill (2004) 782; Sabin 30934], slight marginal loss to a few leaves (not affecting text), bindings repaired

[Second Voyage] James Cook. A Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world. London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1784, fourth edition, 2 volumes, engraved portrait frontispiece of Cook by J. Basire after W. Hodges, 63 engraved plates, charts and maps (most folding or double-page), folding printed table, contemporary calf gilt, [Beddie, BCJC 1229; cf. Hill (2004) 358; Sabin 16245], [M.H.R., book labels], scattered minor repairs, a few plates slightly trimmed

[Third Voyage] James Cook and Captain James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean ... for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. London: Printed for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785, second edition, 3 volumes text and atlas, together 4 volumes, text with 24 engraved charts and plates (some folding), folding printed table, atlas with 2 folding maps, and 63 plates (some folding, including 'Death of Captain Cook' plate loosely inserted), text in contemporary tree calf, atlas in modern half calf in period style, [Beddie, BCJC 1552; cf. Hill (2004) 361; Sabin 16250], without advert leaf at end of volume 3, minor offsetting and tears, 'Death of Captain Cook' plate repaired and with marginal loss 

text 4to (296 x 267mm.), uniformly rebacked, slightly rubbed, atlas folio (550 x 410mm.), together 9 volumes

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