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1774 1ed Voyages Captain Cook Pacific Ocean Wallis Carteret Hawaii 4v Hawkesworth

John Hawkesworth was an important English book editor, most known for his commission to edit Captain James Cook’s ‘Voyages’. First published in 1773, Hawkesworth edition of ‘Account of the Voyages’ included the stories of various important excursions, such as John Byron, Captain Wallis, Carteret, and of course James Cook. Sadly, many critics disapproved of his work claiming it to be inaccurate; even though that may or may not have been the case. He describes the customs and manners of the people living in the South Seas, as well as specific highlights from the voyages.

Item number: #6331

Price: $599


Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de Sa Majesté Britannique, pour faire des découvertes dans l'hémisphere méridional, et successivement exécutés par le commodore Byron, le capitaine Carteret, le capitaine Wallis & le capitaine Cook, dans les vaisseaux le Dauphin, le Swallow & l'Endeavour: rédigée d'après les journaux tenus par les différens commandans, & les papiers de M. Banks ... Traduite de l'anglais.

Lausanne et al Neuchatel : Aux Dépens de la Société Typographique, 1774. 1st edition French


Collation: Complete with all pages; 4 volumes

Vol. I – [2], xxxix, [1], 419, [1]

Vol. II – [2], 594

Vol. III – [4], 431, [1]

Vol. IV – [2], 366, [2]

References: Sabin 30940

Language: French

Binding: Leather; tight & secure

Size: ~7.5in X 4.75in (19cm x 12cm)

Very rare with auction records and price comparisons at $1,000+

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1774 1ed Voyages Captain Cook Pacific Ocean Wallis

Estimate $599 - $1,200Apr 7, 2019