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A journal of a voyage to the South Seas in His Majesty's ship the Endeavour / faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson ... . To which is now added, Remarks on the preface by John Fothergill and an appendix containing an account of the voyages of Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, Monsieur Bougainville, Captain Cook, and Captain Clerke
Bib ID 930244
Format BookBook
Author
Parkinson, Sydney, 1745?-1771
 
Description London : Printed for Charles Dilly ... and James Phillips ... , 1784 
[2], xxiii, [1], 22, 212, lxxi p., [213]-353, [3] p., 27 leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 34 cm. (4to) 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK7389.

Partial contents
  • Preface to the additional part [mentioning Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Bougainville]
  • Appendix containing an account of Captain Cooke's [sic] second voyage ...
  • Abridgement of the narrative of a voyage performed by Captian Cook and Captain Clerke ...
 
Notes

" ... embellished with twenty-nine views and designs, engraved by capital artists."

"The preface to Sydney Parkinson's Journal was drawn up after his death, at the request of his brother, Stanfield Parkinson, the original editor, by the late Dr. Kenrick ... " - p. [ii].

An abridgment of Cook's narratives of his second and third voyages is given in the Appendix pp. [213]-353.

Edited by John Coakley Lettsom.

Library's NK7389 copy fully bound in leather with gilt decorations and six raised bands; marbled endpapers; bears the bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1784/15); title page inscribed in ink, "Wm. Valentine"; has black and white plates.

Library's SRq COOK 40 copy bound in brown leather with five raised bands; marbled boards and endpapers with edges dyed yellow; spine title: Parkinson's voyagers; has black and white plates; lacks pp. 21-22 (postscript); stamped throughout Commonwealth National Library, Parliament of the Commonwealth Library and Commonwealth of Australia Library of the Parliament (19 November 1904, 7476).

Library's SRq COOK 49 is the complete Petherick 16 volume set comprising atlas and 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); has coloured plates. All volumes carry the spine title: Cook's voyages; with each volume bearing a second spine title. Bound subsequent to publication in green morocco with gold embossed covers and spines; marbled endpapers and edges; Petherick Collection embossing.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK7389.

Cited In

Beddie, M.K. Cook (2nd ed.), 714.

C & C 5986.

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Travel -- Oceania.  |  Endeavour (Ship)  |  Voyages around the world -- Early works to 1800.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.  |  New Zealand -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.  |  Oceania -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.  |  18th century -- Voyages around the world.  |  18th century -- Australia -- Discovery and exploration.  |  18th century -- Oceania -- Discovery and exploration.
Other authors/contributors Cook, James, 1728-1779  |  Fothergill, John, 1712-1780  |  Kenrick, William, 1725?-1779  |  Lettsom, John Coakley, 1744-1815  |  Parkinson, Stanfield

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