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A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To determine The Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery. In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. IN THREE VOLUMES.

Dublin: Printed for H. Chamberlaine, W. Watson, Potts, et al. 1784. First Irish Edition. Hardcover. First Dublin edition of the official account of Cook's third voyage. This edition occurs with maps and plates included in the three volumes; with the maps and plates in a separate atlas volume (in 4 vs) and without any plates & maps. This set is of later iteration, having only the frontispiece and fold-out chart (in Appendix). (Beddie 1546. Sabin 16250. Howes C-729a.) Noted flaws notwithstanding, a very presentiable set of this classic work. Good+ [Textblocks Very Good+]. Light shelf/edge wear, ownership markes at ffep(s), touch of toning/foxing at preliminaries, spines slightly darkened and dried (likely exposed to a fire at some point, else tight, bright and unmarred. Full brown period boards, red and black leather spine labels, gilt lettering, frontispiece, fold-out chart. 8vo. 421pp; 549pp; 559pp. Appendix. Item #6476

Price: $2,000.00