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Rickman's Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voya

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£4,000.00

[Rickman (John) Second Mate on the "Discovery"] Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean on "Discovery", 1776-79, SECOND EDITION, CARFULLY REVISED, and compared with the original manuscript, folding chart and 5 engraved plates, contemporary calf, joints expertly repaired, new red letter piece, London, 1781

 

 

Holmes No. 38.

 

A rare, unauthorised account of Cook's last voyage, anticipating the official account by three years. The Introduction gives a Précis of South Sea discovery and of attempts to discover a north-west passage. The text, especially as regards details of Cook's death(the date of which is given the 16th instead of the 14th February, 1779), differs considerably from other accounts.

 

The introduction is increased by 2 pages [XLVII-XLVIII} and the text by 16 pages {389-404}, as compared to the first edition.

Rickman's Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voya