FIRST CROSSING OF THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE
Cook, Captain James. A VOYAGE TOWARDS THE SOUTH POLE AND ROUND THE WORLD. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the Years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution. In which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his Proceedings in the Adventure during the Separation of the Ships. In two volumes. Illustrated with Maps and Charts, and a Variety of Portraits of Persons and Views of Places; drawn during the Voyage by Mr. Hodges, and engraved by the most eminent Masters. The Fourth Edition. London: Printed for W. Strahan; & T. Cadell in the Strand. MDCCLXXXIV . 2 vols., med. 4to, Fourth Edition; Vol. I, pp. xl, 378; portrait frontispiece, large folding chart of the Southern Hemisphere & 35 other engraved charts & plates, some folding; Vol. II, pp. [viii], 396; 27 engraved charts & plates (several folding), folding language table, 5 appendices, including vocabularies and Sir John Pringle's Discourse upon some late improvements of the Means of Preserving the Health of Mariners; full contemporary marbled calf with contrasting title and volume labels (front joint to Volume I expertly repaired, that to Volume II cracked but firm; some occasional mild browning, marginal foxing and marginal stains to plates, the occasional spot or offset to text); a very good, crisp, handsome and unsophisticated set; scarce. London; W. Strahan & T. Cadell; .