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, .... His first voyage-being professedly undertaken in His Majesty's ship the Endeavour, ... His second-in the Resolution and Adventure, ... His third and last-in the Resolution and Discovery, ... Comprehending, among the greatest variety of the most interesting transactions, a faithful account of all the particulars relative to the unfortunate death of Capt. Cook, with his life, &c. &c. ... 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, ... 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, ... / 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 George William Anderson, Esq. assisted, very materially, by a principal officer who sailed in the Resolution sloop, and by many other gentlemen of the Royal Navy.

Contributor(s): Anderson, George William
Publisher: London : Printed for Alex. Hogg, at the original King's-Arms, No. 16, Pater-Noster-Row, [1786?].Description: iv, 655 p., [157] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., frontis., maps, ports., charts (engravings) ; 39 cm.Subject(s): Cook, James, 1728-1779 | Voyages around the world -- Early works to 1800 | Discoveries in geography -- Early works to 1800 | Oceania -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800
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Book Book British Museum Royal Anthropological Institute Rare H.3.B.1 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available 00005008
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Published in 80 weekly parts from 1784 to 1786.

With a list of subscribers.

In this issue of the titlepage the imprint has been reset and the date excluded.

ANTHRO copy 00005009 lacks frontispiece, title page, list of subscribers and final page of advertisements.