Cambridge: The Syndics of the Cambridge University Press for the Hakluyt Society, 1967.
First Edition. Hardcover. 9 5/8" X 6 3/4". ccxxiv, 718pp; viii, 721-1647pp. Mild wear to unclipped dust jackets, with spot of soiling to front panel and spine of Part One, sunning, edgewear, and small tears to corners of both volumes. Small piece of cloth tape to verso of spine of Part One's dust jacket. Dark blue cloth over boards, with Cook in profile stamped in bright gilt to upper boards and spines lettered in gilt. A touch of edgewear to bindings, with wear to bottom corners. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper of Part One. Bindings are sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A handsome complete Volume III in The Journals of Captain James Cook, illustrated throughout with several fold-out plates. About this third volume, from front flap: "In Dr. Beaglehole's words, 'no one can study attentively the records of Cook's third, and last, voyage, without being convinced that it was of the same order of greatness as its two predecessors'. Even if it failed in the object set out in Cook's instructions, it made an extraordinary contribution to geograhpical knowledge; and it embraces both intellectual and psychological drama. In presenting the materials for understanding this voyage, Dr. Beaglehole shows no less mastery and perceptiveness than in his earlier volumes." Very good / good +. Item #3145