FINE LIMITED EDITIONS SINCE 1974
James Cook's Journal of HMS Resolution 1772-75
- ISBN: 0904351068
- Deluxe edition: 500 copies
Signed by: The Earl Mountbatton of Burma
Contributors: The Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Binding: 3/4 maroon goatskin and buckram with gilt tooling and page edges
Box: Buckram slipcase
Extras: Includes a new introduction and chapters on Johann Reinhold Forster and William Hodges depicting superb reproductions of his paintings and drawings
The son of a farm labourer, James Cook lacked every worldly requisite of a successful naval career in the eighteenth century. His rise to eminence owed all to merit. In one decade, he opened up the Pacific, discovery and charting hitherto unknown land and seas with masterly flair and judgement. In his journals of these memorable voyages, Cook writes with humanity and insight about the places he visited and the peoples he encountered.
During the production and printing of this hand-bound facsimile edition of his second journal, Genesis took every care to match faithfully the reproduction of Cook's handwriting to the original document held in the British Library, London.
- Page size: 240mm x 340mm
- 808 pages
- 6 images
A facsimile of the manuscript held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney. With reproductions of paintings and drawings by Endeavour artists Buchan, Parkinson and Sporing.
A facsimile of the rare 1796 edition.