- Each vol. bookplate on upper pastedown; vol.1 steelengr. portrait of James Cook tipped onto verso htitle; a few maps/ plates sl. foxed/ marginally waterst./ sl. yellowed; 1 plate w. stamp in blank margin. Covers w. rubbed spots; corners showing; joints split(ting); spine-ends worn/ sl. dam.
= First French edition containing an account of the first journey of Cook. The first English edition was published in 1773 entitled: An Account of the voyages undertaken by order of His Present Majesty (...). "The first vol. describes the voyages of Byron, Wallis and Carteret. The second and third are dedicated to Cook's voyage aboard the "Endeavour"." (Borba de Moraes). Sabin 30940; Beddie 659; Aboussouan 225; and for English editions: Borba de Moraes 394; National Maritime Museum London 565; Cat. N.H.S.M. 137; Hocken 10; Du Rietz, Kroepelin 535. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXIII.