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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 ... : embellished with views and designs, delineated by the Author, and engraved by capital artists
Bib ID 3409487
Format BookBook
Author
Parkinson, Sydney, 1745?-1771
 
Description London : Printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the editor: and sold by Messrs Richardson and Urquhart ...; Evans ...; Hooper ...; Murray ...; Leacroft ...; and Riley ..., 1773 
[ii], xxiii, 4, 212, [2] p., 27 leaves of plates : ill., map, ports. ; 34 cm. (4to] 
Summary

The unofficial account of Cook's first voyage. The variant with the Gomeldon addition (4 p.) which prints a letter from Sydney Parkinson written from Batavia to his cousin Jane Gomeldon, together with her letter in reply, and her poem addressed to him. The purpose of these pages appears to be to justify Stanfield Parkinson in his dispute with Joseph Banks "over the return of various shells and drawings which seem to have been promised by Sydney Parkinson to some friends and particularly to his cousin, Mrs Gomeldon" -- Hill.

Notes

Signatures: a4-c4, [A2], B4-Z4, Aa4-Ee4.

Preface said to be the work of Dr William Kenrick (c1725–1779) -- Gentleman's magazine and historical review, vol. 55, part 1 (1785), p. 52.

Library's copy in full leather binding; bears the Ex libris M & R Disney Davidson bookplate, pasted inside front cover; manuscript corrections to James Lee's letter to Stanfield Parkinson on p. xviii of the preface; includes errata and binder's instructions.

Library's copy acquired at the Davidson Collection auction, 7 March 2005.

Cited In

Beddie, 712 (without the addition)

Hill, p. 224-225.

Australian Book Auctions. The Davidson Collection ... first sale, lot 85.

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Journeys -- Oceania -- Early works to 1800.  |  Endeavour (Ship) -- Early works to 1800.  |  Voyages around the world -- Early works to 1800.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.  |  Oceania -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.  |  18th century -- Australia -- Discovery and exploration.  |  18th century -- Oceania -- Discovery and exploration.  |  18th century -- Voyages around the world.
Other authors/contributors Kenrick, William, 1725?-1779  |  Parkinson, Stanfield  |  Davidson, Rodney Disney, 1933- former owner

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