A Narrative of the Voyages Round The World,
Performed By Captain James Cook
by A. Kippis
Bickers And Son, 1880, b/w frontispiece, 12 b/w plates (reproduced in exact facsimile from drawings made during the voyages), hardcover with gilt lettering and decoration, red cloth, gold coated fore-edges
Good Condition, front frontispiece and flyleaves loose, sticker residue on inside front cover, corners bumped, small tears to spine cloth, minor fading to spine, some edge and shelf wear, (see photographs)
'Account of the voyages of Captain James Cook, the explorer and navigator credited with the discovery of Australia.
In three voyages Cook sailed thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe. He mapped lands from New Zealand to Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean in greater detail and on a scale not previously achieved. As he progressed on his voyages of discovery he surveyed and named features, and recorded islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time.
He displayed a combination of seamanship, superior surveying and cartographic skills, physical courage and an ability to lead men in adverse conditions.
Andrew Kippis (1725 – 1795) was an English nonconformist clergyman and biographer.
Cook's Voyages was first published in London in 1788 and includes a letter by Kippis to King George III dated June 13, 1788.
The book has accounts of the three voyages — 1768-1771, 1772–1775, and 1776-1779 — as well as an account of the character of Captain Cook, the effects of his voyages, and a commentary of his services.
With twelve monochrome plates reproduced in exact facsimile, from drawings made during the voyages.'