National Library of Australia

Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library. Read more...

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage to the Pacific Ocean on Discovery : performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, illustrated with cuts, and a chart, shewing the tracts of the ships employed in this expedition / faithfully narrated from the original MS
Bib ID 322865
Format BookBook
Author
Rickman, John
 
Description London : Printed for E. Newbery, 1781 
[4], xlvi, 388 [i.e. 396] p., [6] leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill. (1 folded), folded map, port. ; 21 cm (8vo) 
Notes

Attributed to John Rickman; previously attributed to John Ledyard, and also to William Ellis.

"A surreptitious and anonymous publication anticipating the authorised account ..." -- Beddie.

Pages 393-396 incorrectly numbered 381, 378-9 and 388.

Signatures: A²B⁸Ee⁸Ff²

Forbes identifies several states of the first ed., i.e., AA; A; B; C; D.

Library's NK5094 copy half bound with marbled boards; photocopies inserted for missing plates i.e. frontispiece and facing p. 249; stamped "S.S." with anchor with a garland of leaves inside front cover; also bears the bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1781/3).

All the Library's copies appear to be state B with p. 225 as 22_. and introduction p. vi printed as iv.

Library's Petherick copy is a large paper copy being uncut (24 cm.) and bound subsequent to publication with spine title: Jnl of Captain Cook's last voyage to the Pac. Ocean.

Library's SR2 copy in full leather with spine title: Cook's last voyage; bookseller's description loosely inserted attributes the work to American, John Ledyard (1751-1789) as the likely author; stamped Commonwealth National Library, 35882, 31 OCT 1945.

Cited In

Beddie, M. K. Bibliography of Captain James Cook, 1607.

Forbes, David W. Hawaiian national bibliography, 1780-1900, 33.

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Journeys.  |  Discovery (Ship : Captain = James Cook)  |  Islands of the Pacific -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.  |  Pacific Ocean -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.  |  Oceania -- Discovery and exploration -- British -- Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Ledyard, John, 1751-1789  |  Ellis, William Wade, 1751-1785

To learn more about copyright and requesting copies watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.