Cook, Captain James. A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. In three volumes. Vol. I. and II. written by Captain James Cook, F.R.S. Vol. III. by Captain James King, LL.D. and F.R.S. Published by Order of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. The Second Edition. London: Printed by H. Hughs, for G. Nicol, Bookseller to His Majesty, in the Strand; and T. Cadell, in the Strand. M.DCC.LXXXV. 3 vols., med. 4to, Second Edition; Vol. I, pp. [x](title, verso blank, & Contents), xcvi(Introduction & List of Plates), 422(last blank); 7 charts & views (5 folding); Vol. II, pp. [ii](title, verso blank), [xii](Contents), 548; 11 charts & plates (6 folding); Vol. III, pp. [ii](title, verso blank), [xii](Contents, last blank), 556; 6 charts & profiles (2 folding), folding comparative table of languages, 7 appendices (Pp. 489-556); contemporary full tree calf with contrasting title- and volume-labels; (slight cracking to a couple of joints, with some expert repairs to Vol. I; some minor foxing, offsetting & trifling staining; two plates with frames just shaved at outer margin); notwithstanding these minor defects, a very nice, attractive set. London; Printed by H. Hughs; 1785.
***Without the folio Atlas, issued separately. This second edition, printed by Hughs rather than by Strahan has been entirely reset from the First Edition of the previous year, with the wording of the title-page altered and the addition of the medallions to the title-pages. It is, and was at the time, considered to be typographically superior to the First Edition. See Holmes 47; Beddie 1552; Forbes 85. #34112

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