Lot 64 of 541:
Cook's Voyages in French 1778  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,400
Estimate:
$4,000 - $6,000

Title:
Voyage dans l'Hemisphere Austral et Autour du Monde, Fait sur les Vaisseaux de Roi, l'Aventure, & la Resolution, en 1772, 1773, 1774, & 1775...

Author:
Cook, Captain James

Place:
Paris

Publisher:
Hotel de Thou

Date:
1778

Description:

4 volumes. xii, (v)-xliv, 460; viii, 432; viii, 374; viii, 413, [3] pp. 65 engraved maps, charts, and plates, many folding. (4to) 25.5x20 cm (10x8") period full mottled calf, spines gilt, morocco labels. First Edition in French.

Antoine Suard's translation of A Voyage to the South Pole and round the World, first published in 1777. Suard used both Cook's account as well as Forster's in the first four volumes of his translation, separating Forster's content with inverted commas in the dovetailed account. A fifth volume with Forster's observations was published later and is not present here. Sabin 16249.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Bindings worn, some cracking to joints and hinges, bookplates and previous owner notes on endpapers; some staining and light foxing within; good.


 
Item number:
272607a
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