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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 ... to which is added a concise vocabulary of the language of Otahitee
Bib ID 579908
Format BookBook
Author
Matra, James Mario, 1748?-1806
 
Description Dublin : Printed for J. Exshaw [and 8 others], 1772 
iv, 193 p. ; 17 cm. (8 vo) 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK5081.

Notes

Contains leaf of dedication to Banks and Solander which was cancelled in subsequent editions.

Published anonymously. Attributed to various authors but most commonly to Matra.

Library's NK 5081 copy stamped in red on page [1], "James Montgomery"; fully bound in leather with five raised bands, placed in custom-made Bayntun box with brown leather and cloth bearing the bookplate of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1772/6); typescript note inseted noting that the books is an "extremely rare surreptitious account of Cook's First Voyage".

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK5081.

Cited In

Beddie, M.K. Cook (2nd ed.), 695.

Subjects Endeavour (Ship)  |  Discoveries in geography.  |  Voyages around the world.  |  Oceania -- Discovery and exploration.

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