Anderson, George William. A NEW, AUTHENTIC, AND COMPLETE COLLECTION OF VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD, Undertaken and Performed by Royal Authority. Containing a New, Authentic, Entertaining, Instructive, Full, and Complete Historical Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages, Undertaken by Order of his Present Majesty, for making New Discoveries in Geography, Navigation, Astronomy, &c. in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres, &c. &c. &c. and successively performed In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771--1772, 1773, 1774, 1775--1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780. His First Voyage--being professedly undertaken in his Majesty's Ship the Endeavour, for observing the Transit of Venus, and for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and round the World. His Second--In the Resolution and Adventure, for making further Discoveries towards the South Pole, and round the World. His Third and Last--in the Resolution and Discovery, to the Pacific Ocean, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere, and to determine the Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. [Etc., Etc., 33 lines, closely set]. The Whole of these Voyages of Capt. James Cook, &c. being Newly written by the Editors from the Authentic Journals of several Principal Officers and other Gentlemen of the most distinguished Naval and Philosophical Abilities, who sailed in the various Ships; and now publishing under the immediate Direction of George William Anderson, Esq. Assisted very materially, by a Principal Officer who sailed in the Resolution Sloop, And by many other Gentlemen of the Royal Navy. AH [monogram] London: Printed for Alex. Hogg, at the Original King's Arms, No. 16, Pater-Noster-Row. Cr. folio; pp. iv, -656(last unnumbered), (List of Subscribers); folding chart of the world and 156 full-page charts and plates agreeing exactly with the list at end; full contemporary calf (expertly re-jointed & with minor repairs to extremities; the folding chart with some neat tissue repairs & re-folded; about a dozen plates with neat marginal repairs; all plates & charts with imprints and captions entire with the sole exception of the plate at Page 640 which has the caption just shaved); an unusually good, and quite complete, copy of a book very difficult to obtain in fine, complete condition. London; Printed for Alex. Hogg; N.D. [c. 1786].