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The original astronomical observations, made in the course of a voyage towards the South Pole, and round the world, in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years MDCCLXXII, MDCCLXXIII, MDCCLXXIV, and MDCCLXXV / by William Wales and William Bayly
Bib ID 764452
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Wales, William, 1734?-1798
 
Online Versions
Description London : Printed by W. and A. Strahan and sold by J. Nourse, J. Mount and T. Page, 1777 
lv, 385 p., 4 folded leaves of plates : ill.; 30cm. (4to) 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK1450

Notes

"Published by order of the Board of Longitude at the expence of which the observations were made." - T.p.

Selected plates also available online at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.aus-vn764452

900 Library's SRq/ef 910.4 C771 P486 is the complete green stamped Petherick set consisting of 11 titles including various editions of the three official accounts (B648, B1217, B1553); Parkinson (B714); Forster's Account (B1247), Observations (B1262) and Characteres (B1385); Observations by Wales (B719) and Bayly (B1287); Kippis (B32); Samwell (B1620) and atlas (B1553). The 15 v. texts and atlas with spine title: Cook's voyages. Each v. has a second spine title for the title of the work. Entire set with atlas is 16 v. bound subsequent to publication in green morocco with gold embossed covers and spines.

Library's SRq 910.4 C771 P486 copy bound with: Astronomical observations made in the voyages which were undertaken by order of His presnet Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere ...

Rare Books' copy inscribed: W. Walker, 1792.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK1450.

Cited In

Beddie, M.K. Cook (2nd ed), 1287.

C & C, 7819.

ESTC, t095284.

Subjects Astronomy - Observations - Early works to 1800.  |  Geomagnetism - Observations - Early works to 1800.  |  Meteorology - Observations - Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Bayly, William, 1737-1810  |  Great Britain. Board of Longitude

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NK1450 Petherick Reading Room (Australian Rare or Fragile)
SRq 910.4 C771 P486
Copy: v.13 (SR hbk)
Petherick Reading Room (Australian Rare or Fragile)
SRq COOK 69
Copy: SR hbk
Petherick Reading Room (Australian Rare or Fragile)

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