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A journal of a voyage round the world, in His Majesty's ship Endeavour, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771 : undertaken in pursuit of natural knowledge, at the desire of the Royal Society : containing all the various occurrences of the voyage, with descriptions of several new discovered countries in the southern hemisphere ... : to which is added a concise vocabulary of the language of Otahitee
Bib ID 354609
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Matra, James Mario, 1748?-1806
 
Online Versions
Description London : Printed for T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt ... , 1771 
[i], ii, [1], 130, [3] p. ; 28 cm. (4to) 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK1451.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK734

Notes

"Authorship has been variously attributed to Banks and Solander, Richard Orton, William Perry, and the publisher, Thomas Becket. Beaglehole favours Matra as author." -- Beddie.

Printed dedication by Thomas Beckett, subsequently suppressed.

"On the day after publication these gentlemen [Banks and Solander] wrote on Admiralty paper to the publishers [Thomas Beckett and Peter Abraham De Hondt] denying that they know anything of the journal or it's author, and that it would be only just and courteous to supress this dedication. This was accordingly done, and very few copies appear to have remained in circulation with this leaf." -- bookseller's description

Binder's title (NK734): Voyager of H.M.A.S. Endeavour.

National Library of Australia's FERG/7244 copy untrimmed and in original blue paper wrappers, half bound in red morocco and cloth; includes the dedication with 1p. of ms notes [possibly from bookseller James Robert Tyrrell (1875-1961)] explaining the background for its later suppression; bibliographical information tipped-inside front cover.

National Library of Australia's NK1451 copy in stiched with an extra illustration of 'A First rate ship of war with rigging &c.' before the title page and a shadow of ink text on front paper wrapper; lacks dedication; housed in box bearing the bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1771/3).

National Library of Australia's NK734 copy tightly trimmed in full leather binding with vocabulary bound to the front; lacks dedication; bears the bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1771/1).

National Library of Australia's SRq COOK 88 copy fully bound and includes dedication; stamped Library of the Parliament; remnant armorial bookplate featuring greyhounds and lions pasted inside front cover ('I hope to share').

National Library of Australia's SRq COOK 89 (Petherick) copy includes dedication and is thought to be Alexander Dalrymple's copy, with one of his charts inserted at the front and manuscript notes by him on pages 36, 69-109 with an additional note tipped in at page 109, "Note! The author, or printer, has committed some error when he says that leaving Admiralty Bay ... they made a SW course, towards New Holland ...".

National Library of Australia's SRq COOK 90 half bound in brown leather with marbled boards and endpapers; included dedication; Angus, Robertson & Shenstone (Melbourne) bookseller's label pasted inside front cover.

National Library of Australia's SRq COOK 100 half bound in marbled paste-papers and in red box; lacks dedication; inscribed in ink, "To be kept eight days ... ordered by Mr Ingram" together with a list of names - Ingram, Roberts, S. Skey, Hunt, Compson, Fidkin, Ford, Jones, Showard, Wigan, Brasier, Brookhoding, Gomery (?), Wheeler, Blisy, Jn. Walter Blount and Kenrick - and dates 12 June '72 to 4 Nov [1772].

SRq COOK 89 (Petherick) copy also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-631282051

Cited In

Beddie, M. K. Bibliography of Captain James Cook, 693 (with dedication)

Beddie, M. K. Bibliography of Captain James Cook, 693 (without dedication)

C & C 1891.

ESTC t029208.

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Travel.  |  Endeavour (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.
Other authors/contributors P.A. de Hondt (Bookseller)  |  T. Becket (Bookseller)
Also Titled

Journal of a voyage round the world in in the "Endeavour" 1768-71.

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FERG/7244
Copy: Ferguson collection (hbk) - with dedication
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NK1451
Copy: Nan Kivell collection (pbk)
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NK734
Copy: Nan Kivell collection
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SRq COOK 100
Copy: SR pbk (boxed)
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SRq COOK 88
Copy: SR (hbk) - with dedication
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SRq COOK 89
Copy: SR2 hbk
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SRq COOK 90
Copy: SR (hbk) - with dedication
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