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A voyage round the world in His Britannic Majesty's sloop, Resolution, commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the years 1772, 3, 4, and 5 / by George Forster
Bib ID 2719360
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Forster, Georg, 1754-1794
Online Versions
Description London : Printed for B. White ... ; J. Robson ... ; P. Elmsly ... ; and G. Robinson ..., 1777 
2 v. ([iv], xv, [2], [1], 602, [1]; [4], [1], 607 p.), [1] leaf of folded plate : map ; 30 cm. (4to) 

Based upon the journal of Johann Reinhold Forster.

Map engraved by William Whitchurch.

Vol. 1: xviii, 602 p., 1 folded leaf of plate; v. 2: [4], 607 p.

National Library of Australia's NK5009 copy is a presentation copy to Thomas Pennant, inscribed "A gift of the author"; volume 1 has a copy of a 4 page manuscript letter (relocated to MS 4214) to Thomas Pennant, signed by George Forster, and dated Cassel, 16 Feby 84: "... The occassion of my writing these lines is that I am going to quit Cassel, and remove to Wilna in Lithuania ...", added in; volume 2 has the prospectus for 'Observations during a voyage round the world' by John Reinold Forster bound in - "... calculated to serve as a Companion to Captain Cook's, or to George Forster's Account of the Voyage ..."; manuscript page cross references in pencil and ink in both volumes; clipping re 'The Character of Richard, Earl of Scarborough, August 29, 1759' extracted from the 'Miscellaneous works' of the Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773) published by E. and C. Dilly is loosely inserted within volume 1.

National Library of Australia's Robinson copy half bound with green marbled boards; bears the bookplate of W. S. Robinson.

National Library of Australia's FERG/7240 copy inscribed in pencil inside the front cover of volume 2, "This volume read 16 June 1899"; Angus & Robertson bookseller's label also pasted inside the front cover.

National Library of Australia's NK1521 copy rebacked, mottled calf boards; bears the bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1777/2).

National Library of Australia's NK4057 set has compainion third volume, 'Observations made during a voyage round the world, on physical geography, natural history, and ethic philosophy...' by John Reinold Forster; bears the bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1777/3).

National Library of Australia's GMMq 910.4 FOR set half bound in green leather and marbled boards with gilt top edge and speckled fore and bottom edges.

Library's SRq COOK 19-20 set (formerly SRq1 910.4 C7771 P733 and RBq 910.4 F733) fully bound in leather with gilt decorations, marbled edges and fragments of former marbled endpapers pasted inside front covers; both volumes stamped, "Craig Maginnis" and "Commonwealth of Australia Library of Parliament 13 JUN 1903"; spine title: Forster's voyage round the world.

National Library of Australia's SRq COOK 21-22 set (formerly SRq2 910.4 C771 F733 and RBq 910.4 F333) rebound, retaining burled leather from earlier binding with gilt decorations on volume 1; embossed throughout, "Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. 5th Ave. & 20th St, New York"; volume 1 bears the bookplate of the 'Constitutional Club: Library. The gift of the Right Honble Lord Colchester 1887'; spine title: Voyage round the world in H.M.S. Resolution 1772-1776.

National Library of Australia's SRq COOK 50-51 set (formerly SRq/ef 910.4 C771 P486 and RBNq CAP 910.4 FOR) is from 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. For chart of the Southern Hemisphere, see cabinet drawer, Cook's charts.

NK5009 copy also available online;

Cited In

Beddie, M. K. Bibliography of Captain James Cook, 1247

C & C, 3779.

NUC pre-1956 NF0249312

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Travel.  |  Resolution (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.  |  Australian
Form/genre Exploration literature.  |  Travel literature.
Place England London.
Other authors/contributors Elmsly, Peter, active 1770-1802. printer  |  Forster, Johann Reinhold, 1729-1798  |  Robinson, George, active 1764-1801. printer  |  Robson, James, 1733-1806. printer  |  Whitchurch, William. ill  |  White, Benjamin, approximately 1724-1794. printer  |  Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798 former owner  |  Constitutional Club (London), former owner  |  Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Foreign Missions
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