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An authentic narrative of a voyage performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty's ships Resolution and Discovery, during the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780 in search of a north-west passage between the continents of Asia and America : including a faithful account of all their discoveries, and the unfortunate death of Captain Cook : illustrated with a chart and a variety of cuts / by W. Ellis
Bib ID 3581737
Format BookBook
Author
Ellis, William Wade, 1751-1785
 
Edition 2nd ed. 
Description London : Printed for G. Robinson ... J. Sewell ... and J. Debrett ..., 1783 
2 v. ([10], 358 p., [9] leaves of plates (1 folded); [6], 347 p., [13] leaves of plates) : ill., folded map ; 22 cm. (8vo) 
Notes

"Directions for placing the cuts" at end of vol. 1.

National Library of Australia's SR COOK 60-61 (previously at SQ 910.4 C771 E47) half bound in tan leathers with marbled boards and speckled edges; spine title: Voyage of Cook. Ellis.

National Library of Australia's SR COOK 62/64 set (previously at SR 910.4 C771 E47) half bound in green leather with marbled boards; stamped Parliament of the Commonwealth Library; spine title: Cook's third voyage. Ellis.

National Library of Australia's SR3 set rebound, preserving leather with gilt decorations from a previous binding; volume 1 inscribed on the first free endpaper in pencil, "at page 134 in this book is a true character of my Dear, Dear S----" and ink, in another hand "Yes, and so is S---- you are very right ----W---- I perfectly agree with you in opinion----"; volume 2 has an acrostic in pencil tipped onto front inside cover and other manuscript notes in ink to the rear.

Cited In

Beddie, M.K. Cook (2nd ed), 1600.

Subjects Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Travel.  |  Clerke, Charles, 1741-1779 -- Travel.  |  Discovery (Ship : Captain = Charles Clerke)  |  Discovery (Ship : Captain = James Cook)  |  Resolution (Ship)  |  Voyages around the world -- Early works to 1800.  |  Engraving -- 18th century -- England -- Specimens.  |  Northwest Passage -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.

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