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The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780. Edited by J.C. Beaglehole. The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery.

The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780. Edited by J.C. Beaglehole. The Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery.

COOK, James. thick tall 8vo, 23cm, First Printings, in 2 volumes, Part 1. ccxxiv,718 & Part 2. Viii,[1]723-1647pp., with 93 plates and illustrations (inc. 7 folding plates & col. frontis portrait by John Webber), 3 sketch maps (inc. rear folding track chart), original navy blue book linen, gilt spine titles, and gilt bust portrait of Cook on the upper covers, a fine set in very good to fine complete jackets. (Ar) Together With the Atlas: The Charts and Coastal Views of Captain Cook's Voyages. The Voyage of the Endeavour, 1768-1771. (Being: Hakluyt Society Extra Series: Volume 43.) Andrew David, Chief Editor, Assistant Editors for the views Rudiger Joppien, Bernard Smith. London. Hakluyt Society. 1989. atlas folio. 43cm, blue cloth, as new. Cook's Third Voayge. on which Cook sailed in 1776, was directed to the Northern Hemisphere. Its objective was the discovery of a Northwest Passage by sea from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean' - the North-west Passage, sought since the 16th century, which would have transformed the pattern of world trade. The search was to take Cook into High latitudes where, as in the Antarctic, his skill in the ice navigation was tested. Sailing north from Tahiti in 1778, Cook made the first recorded discovery of the Hawaiian island. On March he sighted the Oregon coast. The remarkable voyage which he made northward along the Canadian and Alaskan coast and through Bering Strait to his farthest north in 70o nearly disproved the existence of a navigable passage toward the Atlantic and produced chart of impressive accuracy. . (jacket).
The North Georgia Gazette

The North Georgia Gazette, and Winter Chronicle.

PARRY, William Edward]. (Edited by Edward Sabine). 4to. 28cm, The First Edition, xii,132p., illustrated & decorated headers, printed in double columns, in modern paper over boards with paper label, marbled edges, with John Bockstoce's bookplate, fine condition. (cgc) A.B. 12547. Sabin 55714. "Weekly newspaper Nov. 1, 1819- March 20, 1820, edited by Edward Sabine, with articles, etc, written by members of the first Parry Expedition, at their winter quarters, Winter Harbour Melville Island, circulated there in manuscript* and published after the expedition's return to London. It contains articles, songs, verse, humorous essays, letters, and reports on social activities in camp, to enliven the tedious and inactive months". Parry, in command of the Hecla was continuing the search for the North-West Passage, 1819-1820, wintered in a cover on Melville Island. He did everything possible to keep his crew occupied during these dark winter months. They organized constant activities, including plays, etc., and Sabine edited the present newspaper. *"There is some controversy as to whether or not The North Georgia Gazette. was printed on the ship, then reprinted on return to England. Barwick "Books Printed at Sea", 1900, categorically states that the paper was printed on the ship, while Skallerup (Books Afloat & Ashore), 1974, contends that the Gazette was published in manuscript on the Hecla and later printed on shore". - Roberts, V.H. Publishing and Printing on Board Ship. (article), Marnier's Mirror, Nov, 1988.