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ANDERSON, George William.
A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World, Undertaken and Performed by Royal Authority. Containing a New, Authentic, Entertaining, Instructive, Full, and Complete Historical Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages, Undertaken by Order of his Present Majesty, for Making New Discoveries in Geography, Navigation, Astronomy, &c. in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres, &c. &c. &c. and Successively Performed In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771-1772, 1773, 1774, 1775-1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780.

His First Voyage - ............ for observing the Transit of Venus...........; His Second - in the Resolution and Adventure ..........; His Third and Last - in the Resolution and Discovery ......... etc. etc. etc. The Whole comprehending a full Account, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, of Whatever is curious, entertaining, and useful, both by Sea and Land, in the various Countries of the known World, faithfully extracted from the original Journals of the respective Voyagers, &c. &c. &c. Being the most accurate, elegant, and perfect Edition of the Whole of Captain Cook's Voyages and Discoveries, &c. ever published, and written in a more pleasing and elegant Stile (sic) than any other Work of the Kind .......... The whole of these Voyages of Capt. James Cook, &c. being Newly written by the Editors from the Authentic Journals of Several Principal Officers and Other Gentlemen of the most distinguished Naval and Philosophical Abilities, who sailed in the various Ships; and Now Publishing under the immediate Direction of ........... Assisted, very materially, by a Principal Officer who sailed in the Resolution Sloop, And many other Gentlemen of the Royal Navy.

pp. iv, (v)-655, (i) Directions to the Bookbinder, (iv) List of Subscribers. Portrait frontispiece of Cook engraved by Thornton, 1781, General Chart of Cook's Voyages by T. Conder, 155 engraved plates, maps and charts as per the list at the end. Contemporary calf newly rebacked, a single pin hole worming from page 380 enlarging to a very small track and then diminishing, in the top marginal corner, the odd marginal mark and small tear with a small piece of marginal loss, overall a very good copy.

*This version of the Cook travels, 'Anderson's Cook', was originally issued in 80 separate weekly six-penny numbers, later bound by the Subscribers, and subsequently issued by Hogg as a single volume. The List of Subscribers shows around 800 names despite which a note at the end reads - '..... we have not been able to procure the Names of a tenth Part of our obliging Subscribers.' In addtion to Cook's Journals, Anderson has included accounts of many other navigator's, viz. ' To which will be added, complete and genuine narratives of other voyages of discovery round the world, &c. undertaken, performed, and written by English circum-navigators, &c. under the sanction of government, viz. those of Lord Byron, Capt. Wallis, Capt. Carteret, Lord Mulgrave, Lord Anson, Mr. Parkinson, Capt. Lutwidge, Mess. Ives, Middleton, Smith, Moore, &c. &c. &c. Including a faithful relation of the substance of all the most remarkable and important travels and journeys, which have been undertaken at various times to the different quarters of the world; particularly those of Hanway, Hamilton, Herbert, Drummond, Pocock, Shaw, Stuart, Kalm, Carver, Dalrymple, Burnet, Addison, Barretti, Keysler, Thickness, Twiss, Brydone, Chandler, Johnson, Smollet, Moore, Wraxall, &c.'

Printed for Alex. Hogg, at the Original King's Arms, No. 16, Pater-Noster-Row. London.

Date Published: No date [1784-1786]. Folio.

Stock No. 63294

Price: 3,500.00