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An Account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern hemisphere…
Published: London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell in the Strand, M DCC LXXIII. [1773]
Description: The third volume of an important early account of the voyages of discovery of Captain James Cook and other British explorers. The book includes maps of the areas explored and engravings of indigenous peoples. John Hawkesworth, the editor, added much material of his own and was severely criticized for the book’s inaccuracies — the bad reviews are said to have contributed to his death!
Condition/Repair: The front and back boards are both detached from the rest of the book. The spine and text block are broken. The conservator will resew and re-back the book, preserving the original boards and endpapers, and make minor page repairs.
Donation Needed: $480.00
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