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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 3409470
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Rickman, John
 
Online Versions
Description London : Printed for E. Newbery, 1781 
[2], xl, xlvi [i.e. viii], 388 [i.e. 396] p., [6] leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill. (1 folded), folded map, port. ; 21 cm. (8vo) 
Summary

The Forbes AA state and the earliest known state of the 1st ed. It includes the uncancelled leaf D4 (p. xxxix-xl) and the cancelled leaves (p. xxxix-xlvi). The uncancelled state contains no new information, specifically, Cook's observations of the non-existence of the Southern Continent, from words taken from his official account to the second voyage. The cancelled state with the expanded text of eight additional pages contains new information, specifically, a detailed history of the English explorers attempts to find the North-West Passage which Cook's last voyage was about.

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.

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

Forbes identifies several states of the 1st ed, i.e., states AA; A; B; C; D.

Signatures (uncancelled state): B8-Z8, Aa8-Ff2.

Signatures (cancelled state, correct pagination order): B8-D3, [D4-D7], D5-D8, E8-Z8, Aa8-Ff2. There isn't a leaf designated D4.

National Library of Australia's copy of AA state includes the cancelled leaves (xxxix-xlvi) between pp. 378 and 379.

National Library of Australia's copy of AA state at leaf D4 has been cut through as an indication to the binder that it should be discarded, an instruction which was overlooked. This tear has been repaired.

National Library of Australia's copy acquired at the Davidson collection auction, 7 March 2005; bears bookplates Ex Libris Rodney Davidson and Frederick E. Ellis, Shore Island; title page signed in ink, "R. San?by".

RBRS N 910.4 C771 R539 copy also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-189475722

Cited In

Beddie, 1607 (unrecorded variant)

Forbes, David W. Hawaiian national bibliography, 1780-1900, 33 (AA state)

Australian Book Auctions. The Davidson Collection ... first sale, lot 88.

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Journeys -- Early works to 1800.  |  Discovery (Ship : Captain = James Cook) -- Early works to 1800.  |  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  |  Davidson, Rodney Disney, 1933- former owner  |  Ellis, Frederick Eugene, 1916-2010 former owner
Also Titled

Cook's last voyage.

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