Captain Cook

  • # 16909

    SPARRMAN, Anders (1747-1820)

    Resa till Goda Hopps-Udden, södra pol-kretsen och omkring jordklotet, samt till Hottentott- och Caffer-landen, åren 1772-76.

    Stockholm : Anders J. Nordström, 1783; Carl Deleen, 1802 – 1818. Octavo, three volumes bound in two, fine nineteenth century Swedish half-calf over marbled boards, spines in compartments with contrasting red morocco title labels, lettered and tooled in gilt (jointly expertly renewed), top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, etched bookplates from the library of Gustaf Oscar …

  • # 16669

    KIPPIS, Andrew (1725-1795)

    [COOK] Andrew Kippis : autograph letter, signed.

    Sydenham, Kent, 17 June 1776. Entire letter, manuscript in ink on single folio sheet of wove paper watermarked G.R., 360 x 230 mm, written on 1 1/4 sides, addressed to ‘The Rev. Mr. Parry, at Cirencester, Gloucestershire’, signed at the foot ‘Your most affectionate Brother and obliged Servant, And. Kippis’; remnants of wax seal; original …

  • # 17539


    The life of Captain James Cook.

    London : The Hakluyt Society, 1974. Octavo, gilt-illustrated cloth in marked dustjacket, pp. xi; 760, very good. Volume IV in Beaglehole’s series on the life and voyages of Cook, and a useful standalone reference.

  • # 17179

    JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard

    The art of Captain Cook’s voyages (four volume set)

    Volume one : The voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985. First edition (limited to 500 copies). Folio, cloth in dust jacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume …

  • # 12420

    FITCHETT, W.H. (William Henry)

    Discovering “Australia the Happy” : a tangle of claims spread over two centuries

    West Melbourne : Fitchett Brothers Pty Ltd, [c.1938]. Series title: Epic Pages from Australia’s Story, no. 4. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, stapled, pp 64; mild water stain to bottom margin of all leaves, a fair copy. Includes accounts of Cook (“the man who discovered Australia”), Bass and Flinders, bushrangers, and other nineteenth century criminals. Only …

  • # 16607

    FORSTER, Johann Reinhold (1729-1798)

    [COOK] Histoire des découvertes et des voyages faits dans le Nord, par M. J. R. Forster ;

    mise en français par M. Broussonet. Avec trois cartes géographiques. A Paris, Chez Cuchet, 1788. Two volumes, octavo, near-contemporary marbled card covers, spines with manuscript paper title labels and gilt paper decoration, nineteenth century owner’s stamps to front paste downs, xv-399 pp, xii-410-[2] pp (untrimmed, crisp and clean), 3 folding maps (map of northern Asia with …

  • # 16346


    [COOK] Le capitaine Cook et l’exploration de l’Océanie

    Series title: La Découverte du monde. [Paris] : Gallimard, [c.1943]. Seventh edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (spine chipped at head and tail), dedication in pen on front free-endpaper dated 1943, 250 pp, illustrated with 19 black and white photographic plates, 4 maps. Text in French. The book is divided into four sections, devoted to Cook’s predecessors …

  • # 16338

    HAWKESWORTH, John; COOK, James and KING, James.

    The three voyages of Captain Cook.

    HAWKESWORTH, John. An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty, for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour : drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several …

  • # 15732

    LINNE, Carl von (1707 - 1778)

    [KANGAROO]. Des Ritters Carl von Linné vollständiges Natursystem :

    nach der zwölften lateinischen Ausgabe, und nach Anleitung des holländischen Houttuynischen Werks, mit einer ausführlichen Erklärung, ausgefertiget von Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller. Nürnberg : Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1773 – 1776. Octavo, six volumes bound in eight, plus supplement, contemporary half-calf over papered boards, spines in compartments, contrasting gilt-lettered morocco title labels (a little worn but …

  • # 15961

    # 12282 KING, Philip Gidley (1817-1904)

    Comments on Cook’s log (H.M.S.Endeavour, 1770) : with extracts, charts and sketches

    Sydney : Charles Potter, Govt. Printer, 1892.  Quarto, publisher’s purple pebbled cloth boards (rubbed and sunned), upper board lettered in gilt, rear board detached, two bookplates on front pastedown, endpapers with offsetting, 30 pp, [22] leaves of plates (some folding); some very mild foxing to a few of the folding plates, ink notations throughout, otherwise …

  • # 15728

    MANLEY, Admiral Isaac (1755 - 1837)

    A set of books from the library of Admiral Isaac Manley, the last surviving crew member on Captain Cook’s Endeavour voyage

    Paris and the Parisians, in 1835. London : Richard Bentley, 1836. Two volumes, octavo, publisher’s cloth (spines defective), pp. xv; 418; vii; 412; Manley’s armorial bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1 (bearing the family motto Manus hæc inimica tyrannis – This hand is hostile to tyrants), each volume signed on the title page ‘Admiral Manley’. Born in London …

  • # 14141

    STUART, Martinus (1765-1826); KUYPER, Jaques (artist)

    [ABORIGINES] De mensch, zoo als hij voorkomt op den bekenden aardbol,

    beschreven door Martinus Stuart ; afgebeeld door Jaques Kuyper. Volume I : Te Amsterdam : bij Johannes Allart, 1802; volumes II – VI : Te Z. Boemel [Zaltbommel, Netherlands] : bij J. Noman, 1818. Six volumes, octavo, original yellow papered boards, spines with wear and loss, a mixed set, the first volume from the first issue and the …

  • # 15221

    WHARTON, Captain W. J. L.

    Captain Cook’s journal during his first voyage round the world made in H. M. Bark “Endeavour” 1768 – 71.

    A literal transcription of the original MSS. With notes and introduction. Illustrated by maps and facsimiles. London : Elliot Stock, 1893. Large octavo, publisher’s green cloth  (a little marked), pp. lvi; 400; maps and plates, including three large folding charts in rear endpocket. An important publication, for the first time presenting Cook’s Endeavour journal in …

  • # 17161

    SMITH, Bernard

    European vision and the South Pacific

    Sydney : Harper & Row, 1984. Second edition. Quarto, publisher’s navy cloth boards with gilt lettered spine, in illustrated dust jacket (spine sunned), pp xiv, 370, illustrated throughout (some plates in colour); a fine copy.

  • # 14846

    Parkinson, Sydney (c.1745-1771)

    A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty’s ship the Endeavour.

    Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks, Esq. on his late Expedition with Dr. Solander, round the world. Embellished with views and designs, delineated by the author, and engraved by capital artists. London : printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the editor, 1773. Quarto, contemporary full calf, recased with modern …

  • # 14356

    POUGENS, Charles de (1755-1833)

    Histoire d’Alexis Goodman, tirée des manuscrits de feu M. le capitaine Cook

    pp 1-75 in: Pougens, Charles de. Récréations de philosophie et de morale. Yverdon : [F. B. de Félice] ; et se vend à Paris : chez Debure l'aîné, 1784. Duodecimo, contemporary full calf ruled in gilt (rubbed), spine with gilt ornament, contrasting morocco title label lettered in gilt 'Histoire d'Alexis Goodman' (frayed at head and …

  • # 11693

    ZIMMERMANN, Heinrich

    Zimmermann’s account of the third voyage of Captain Cook 1776 – 1790

    Translated by Miss U. Tewsley, of the Library Staff, under direction of Johannes C. Anderson. With a few Explanatory Notes. Alexander Turnbull Library Bulletin No. 2. Wellington : W.A.G. Skinner (Government Printer), 1926. Octavo, original printed wrappers (lightly marked), pp. 49; two plates. The author sailed with Cook on his voyage in search of the North …

  • # 14658

    VILLIERS, Alan

    The way of a ship

    Being some account of the ultimate development of the ocean-going square-rigged vessel, and the manner of her handling, her voyage-making, her personnel, her economics, her performance, and her end. Illustrated with the author's photographs and diagrams and drawings by Harold A. Underhill. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Octavo, illustrated cloth, illustrated endpapers, pp. …

  • # 14364

    COOK, James, 1728-1779; FORSTER, Georg, 1754-1794; FURNEAUX, Tobias, 1735-1781

    [COOK] Sammandrag af Capitain Jacob Cooks åren 1772, 73, 74 och 1775 omkring Södra Polen förrättade

    resa : hwarwid Herrar Forsters och Furneaux journaler blifwit jämnförde och nyttjade : Innehållande det hufwudsakeligaste af de på denna resa gjorda nya uptäckter i söderhafwet, Rörande Södra Polens Ishaf nya uptäckte Öars naturalier och Inwånarnes Tänkesätt, Seder, Klädedrägt, m.m. Upsala [Sweden] : Johan Edman, 1783. Octavo, contemporary half calf over papered boards (rubbed), spine …

  • # 14399

    BANAU, Jean Baptiste

    Observations sur différens moyens propres à combattre les fièvres putrides et malignes

    et à préserver de leur contagion; par M. BANAU, docteur en médecine et ancien médecin des hopitaux. A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris : Chez l'auteur, rue de Savoie, 1784. Octavo, contemporary quarter calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine with gilt ornament and lettering; marbled edges; a presentation copy inscribed by the author on …

  • # 14389

    BEAGLEHOLE, John Cawte (editor)

    The journals of Captain James Cook on his voyages of discovery

    Comprising Vol. 1. The voyage of the Endeavour, 1768-1771 – Vol. 2. The voyage of the Resolution and Adventure, 1772-1775 – Vol. 3. pts. 1-2 The voyage of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-1780 – Portfolio of maps. Woodridge, UK : The Boydell Press (in association with Hordern House, Sydney). A comprehensiove reproduction of Cook's journals, …

  • # 14107

    FORBES, David W.

    Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900 (complete four volume set)

    Volume I: 1780-1830. Volume II: 1831-1850. Volume III: 1851-1880. Volume IV: 1881- 1900. Sydney : Hordern House and Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1999-2003. Quarto (250 x 205 mm.), four volumes, printed in black and red, bound in fine-weave green cloth. The complete set, as new condition. “The long-awaited bibliography of Hawaiiana, many years in …

  • # 14069

    BEDDIE, M.K.

    Bibliography of Captain James Cook R.N., F.R.S., circumnavigator

    /​ The Library of New South Wales ; editor: M. K. Beddie. Sydney : [Council of the Library of New South Wales], 1970. Large octavo, blue cloth boards in dustjacket (a little worn), xvi, 894 pp, a good copy of the standard bibliography of Cook.

  • # 14053

    PURVES, D. Laing

    Voyages round the world by Captain James Cook

    Edinburgh : W. P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, c. 1880. Octavo, decorated cloth, prize label to front pastedown, pp. 351, 16 (catalogue), a very good copy. 

  • # 13762


    [COOK]. British Museum (Natural History). Famous naturalists. Series No. 1

    10 cards in monochrome. Set H 2. London : British Museum, 1925. Printed envelope containing 10 illustrated postcards with a printed booklet of 8 pp. detailing biographical information on each naturalist. The figures include Buffon, Cook, Cuvier, Jardine, Linnaeus, Lyell, Murchison, Owen, Pasteur and Pennant. Slight staple rust from booklet to first card else fine. …

  • # 13609

    FORSTER, Georg (1754-1794)

    Cook, the discoverer

    Sydney : Hordern House, 2007. Australian Maritime Museum Series No 6. One of 1000 copies bound in quarter tan kangaroo with speckled papered sides. Small quarto, frontispiece plate, pp 276; includes an introductory essay by Nigel Erskine,  facsimile of the original German book, followed by an English translation; a fine copy. The German naturalist and …

  • # 13608

    HOLMES, Maurice, Sir

    Captain James Cook, R.N., F.R.S. : a bibliographical excursion (Presentation copy)

    London : Francis Edwards, 1952. Octavo, brown cloth (lightly marked), spine lettered in gilt; a presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free-endpaper “To my friend Herbert Edwards [of the antiquarian booksellers and publishing firm, Francis Edwards] in gratitude for all his help and encouragement, from Maurice Holmes”; front pastedown with armorial bookplate …

  • # 13606

    SAMWELL, David

    Captain Cook and Hawaii, a Narrative by David Samwell

    with an introduction by Sir Maurice Holmes, GBE, KCB. San Francisco : David Magee ; London : Francis Edwards, Ltd., 1957. Edition limited to 750 copies. Octavo, original red cloth with embossed silhouette of Samwell to upper board, spine lettered in gilt; ownership inscription to front free-endpaper; frontispiece, 4 black and white plates (one folding); …

  • # 13594

    BONWICK, James

    Captain Cook in New South Wales, or, The mystery of naming Botany Bay

    London : Sampson Low, Marston and Co., 1901. First edition. Octavo, rexine boards lettered in gilt, original wrappers bound in; bookplates of George Mackaness and Nancye Kent Perry; 31 pp; a very good copy. Ferguson, 7267; Pescott, 107; Carlsmith, 102. “An attempt to determine at what point 'Sting Ray Harbour', so named by Captain Cook, …

  • # 13592

    PENROSE, John, Rev.

    [COOK] Lives of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Vinicombe Penrose, K.C.B., and Captain James Trevenen …

    London : John Murray, 1850. First edition. Octavo, original blind embossed cloth, spine lettered gilt; John Shillinglaw's copy, with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown and ownership inscription dated 1886 to free-endpaper; pp ix, [1], 301; some pencilled marginalia and notes on the rear blank pages; a bright, sound copy. Beddie 2485; not in Hill.  …

  • # 13493

    KIPPIS, A.

    A narrative of the voyages round the world, performed by Captain James Cook.

    With an account of his life during the previous and intervening periods. In two volumes. Philadelphia : Henry F. Anners, 1844. Duodecimo, two volumes bound in one, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. xii; 219; 224, engraved frontispieces (including a truly awful engraving of Cook after Dance), foxing.  Beddie 148; 2016. A single example in Australian collections (SLNSW).

  • # 13366

    KIPPIS, A.

    A narrative Captain James Cook’s voyages round the world;

    With an account of his life during the previous and intervening periods: also, an appendix, detailing the progress of the voyage after the death of Captain Cook. Halifax : William Milner, 1840. Duodecimo, gilt-decotated cloth, bookplate removed from front pastedown, rngraved title page and frontispiece, pp. 368. An attractive pocket edition of Kippis. Beddie 132.

  • # 12628

    KIPPIS, A.

    A narrative of the voyages round the world, performed by Captain James Cook.

    With an account of his life, during the previous and intervening periods. Chiswick : C. Whittingham, 1820. Two volumes, duodecimo, full contemporary calf, gilt-rule to spines, title labels in contrasting morocco, pp. 207; 213, early bookplates to pastedowns, engraved title pages, a fine set. Beddie 92.

  • # 12208

    HAMY, E. T. (Ernest Théodore), 1842-1908.

    Centenaire de la mort de Cook

    : célébré le 14 février 1879 à l'Hôtel de la Société de géographie. Paris : Librairie de Ch. Delagrave, 1879. “Extrait du Bulletin de la Société de géographie (Mai 1879)”. Octavo, contemporary marbled boards (rebacked), marbled endpapers, pp 401-540, folding colour map, a good copy. Text in French. Ferguson, 15892b. “Catalogue descriptif et méthodique de …

  • # 12200

    SÖDERSTRÖM, J. (Jan)

    A. Sparrman’s ethnographical collection from James Cook’s 2nd expedition (1772-1775)

    Stockholm : Bokförlags aktiebolaget Thule, 1939. Series: The Ethnographical Museum of Sweden. New Series, Publication No. 6. Quarto, publisher's stiff textured wrappers, presentation description to half-title, 70 pp, 24 leaves of plates, a very good copy. Scarce. Anders Sparrman joined Cook's second voyage at the Cape of Good Hope, and served as assistant naturalist to Johann …

  • # 11191

    [WEBBER, John, c.1752-1793, artist]; URBAN, Sylvanus

    [COOK] The Gentleman’s Magazine for July, 1784.

    London : Printed by J. Nichols, for D. Henry, late of St. John's Gate, July 1784. “Being the first number of vol. LIV part II.” Octavo, disbound, frontispiece folding copper engraved plate (margins with some toning, otherwise fine), sheet 215 x 260 mm, plate 185 x 240 mm, after John Webber, A Canoe of the …

  • # 7446

    WIEDMANN, Johann Heinrich

    Leben und Schicksale des Capitains James Cook

    Erlangen : bey Wolfgang Walther, 1789. Series: Neue Samm­lung wahrer und merkwürdiger Schicksale reisender Personen …. First edition. Octavo, contemporary half calf over papered boards (rubbed), spine with five raised bands, gilt ornament and title label with gilt lettering, decorative coloured lining papers (a few residual adhesions from old labels), frontispiece portrait of Cook by I.C. …

  • # 11015

    [BANKS; COOK] The Saturday Magazine. No. 20. October 27th, 1832.

    London : John William Parker, West Strand, 1832. Quarto, disbound, 8pp, printed in double columns, illustrated, a fine copy. Includes an article titled Funeral in Otaheite, Joseph Banks' eyewitness account of an event in 1769 (one column); and an illustrated article titled Captain Cook, which describes the death of Cook and then goes on to …

  • # 10931

    HOLMES, Sir Maurice

    Captain James Cook : a bibliographical excursion

    New York : Burt Franklin, 1952 (1968 reprint). Octavo, cloth, pp. 103, illustrated. 

  • # 8079

    KIPPIS, Andrew, 1725-1795

    Historia de la vida y viages del Capitan Jaime Cook

    / obra escrita en Ingles por Andres Kippis … ; y traducida al Castellano por Don Cesareo de Nava Palacio. Madrid : En la Imprenta real, 1795. First Spanish edition of Kippis. Two volumes, large octavo, full contemporary calf (lightly rubbed), spines with gilt ornament and contrasting leather labels with title and volume numbers lettered in …

  • # 8777

    DAHLGREN, Erik Wilhelm

    Were the Hawaiian Islands visited by the Spaniards before their discovery by Captain Cook in 1778 :

    a contribution to the geographical history of the North Pacific Ocean especially of the relations between America and Asia in the Spanish period … with 6 plates and 27 figures in the text. Series: Kungliga Svenska vetenskapsakademiens handlingar, vol. 57, no. 4. Stockholm : Almqvist &​ Wiksells boktryckeri, printed 8 February 1917. Large quarto, disbound, 220 …

  • # 8211


    The death of Captain James Cook : a letter from Russia – 1779

    Sydney : Wentworth Books, 1962. First (and only) edition. Octavo, printed pale yellow card covers (lightly marked), staple bound, inside front cover with presentation inscription dated 1963, 16 pp, including the text of a letter by Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811), illustrated, a good copy.

  • # 7584

    [ANSTEY, Christopher, 1725-1805]

    [COOK] An election ball in poetical letters, in the Zomerzetshire dialect, from Mr. Inkle, a freeman

    of Bath, to his wife at Gloucester : with a poetical address to John Miller, Esq.; at Bath-Easton Villa. By the author of the New Bath Guide. Dublin : Printed by Geoge Bonham, at No. 42, in Dame-street, for the Proprietors, 1776. Octavo, disbound, original stitching, pp 32 (pp 1-12 being Anstey's The first ode of …

  • # 7433

    KIPPIS, Andrew

    Leben des Capitain James Cook

    Hamburg : bei Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, 1789. First German edition of Kippis’ Life of Captain James Cook. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spines with gilt ornament and blue labels with gilt lettering, paste-downs with armorial bookplates, first volume with frontispiece engraving of Cook, pp [12], 284; 301, [2], both volumes with …

  • # 3201

    [CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich]

    Second voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde et dans les régions du Pôle Austral,

    depuis 1772 jusqu'en 1775. [Parts I + II]. Series: Bibliothèque géographique et instructive des jeunes gens, ou recueil de voyages intéressants, Dans toutes les parties du monde, pour l'instruction et l'amusement de la jeunesse; Traduit de l'allemand et de l'angl. par M. Breton. Orné de cartes et figures. Quatrième année. A Paris : Chez J.E. …

  • # 1916


    [COOK] Le Bougainville de la jeunesse ou Nouvel abrégé des voyages dans l’Amérique

    contenant la description des moeurs et coutumes des peuples de ce continent et les aventures les plus remarquables des voyageurs qui l'ont parcouru, extraits des voyages de Bougainville, Cook, le Père Labat et autres voyageurs célèbres par Riccous. Paris : D. Belin, 1830. “Deuxième édition.” Small octavo, contemporary full tree calf, spine with gilt lettering …

  • # 1660

    [COOK, Captain James]

    The beauties of nature and art displayed, in a tour through the world.

    Second edition, greatly improved. London : G. Robinson, 1774 – 1775. Duodecimo, thirteen volumes, full contemporary calf with contrasting morocco title labels (hinges tender and heads chipped on a few volumes, but sound), frontispiece map of the world, numerous copperplates (some folding), complete and unrestored. ONE OF THE EARLIEST ACCOUNTS OF COOK’S SECOND VOYAGE. A …