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Leben des Weltumseglers und Entdeckers James Cook : mitglied der königlichen Societät der Wissenschaften in London aus authentischen Quellen
Bib ID 3111880
Format BookBook
Author
Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph, 1742-1799
 
Description Franfurt und Leipzig, 1781 
66, 134 p. : 2 ports. ; 17 cm. (8vo) 
Summary

One of the earliest separately published accounts of Cook's third Voyage. A biography of Cook which includes the visit to Hawaii and his death. Somewhat revised for this publication it appeared in the scientific and literary journal Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Litteratur (Jahrgang 1, 1789, Stuck 2, pp. 243-296) under the title: Einige Lebensumstande von Capt. James Cook.

Biography/History

Lichtenberg was an Anglophile scholar and one of the finest scholars of his generation in Germany. He had visited England where he attracted the attention of George III, and developed a deep interest in English culture and affairs, writing on Cook and notably on Hogarth. He edited the journal Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Litteratur with Georg Forster from 1780-1785.

Notes

Signatures (Cook): A⁷B⁸-E²

Signatures (Dodds): pi²A⁸-H³xH³H⁵xH⁵I⁵

Signatures H² and H⁴ are missing being duplicated as H³ and H⁵ in Dodds.

Library's copy previously in the Parsons' Collection.

With: Leben Dr. Wilhelm Dodds : ebemaligen Königl. Hof. Predigers in London. Berlin: Bey Haude und Spener, 1779.

Cited In

Forbes, David W. Hawaiian national bibliography, 32.

Beddie, 4775 (note)

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Early works to 1800.  |  Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Journeys -- North Pacific Ocean -- Early works to 1800.  |  Dodd, William, 1729-1777 -- Early works to 1800.  |  Explorers -- England -- Biography -- Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Parsons, David, 1939-2014 former owner
Also Titled

Einige Lebensumstände von Capitän James Cook

Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Litteratur

Leben Dr. Wilhelm Dodds

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