[TRAVEL & EXPLORATION]. [COOK, James, Captain (1728-1779)]. ANDERSON, George William. New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World.... London: for Alex Hogg, [1784-1786].
Folio (384 x 238 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved folding map, 155 engraved plates and maps. (A few short marginal tears occasionally touching letters, some minor offsetting of plates to text, scant spotting to a few leaves.) Contemporary calf gilt (rebacked to style preserving old lettering-piece).
FIRST EDITION, "An important compilation of English Voyages ... Anderson sometimes gives the original accounts, others are edited or abridged versions, and frequently additional materials, from other sources, are added to give scope and depth to the narrative" (Hill p.5). It was "printed in a very large edition over a number of years"¦ The added list of subscribers has numerous variations, and the title pages appear with several distinct forms" (Forbes 61). For complete issue information, please see hindmanauctions.com.
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