London: G. Robinson, J. Sewell, and J. Debrett, 1782.
First edition. Engraved folding map and 21 engraved plates. [x], 358,  pp; , 347 pp. Half-title volume 1, instructions to binder at end of volume 1. 2 vols. 8vo. Cook's Third Voyage. Modern morocco. Faint foxing, occasional toning, neat repair to bound edge of title and half title, a few small neat repairs to folding map with small tape ghost to bottom edge of same, some mostly marginal worming at middle of vol 2, very good. Beddie 1599; Forbes 41; Hill 555; Howes E-122; Sabin 22333. Item #310848
First edition of this account of Cook's final voyage. "Ellis was a surgeon's mate during Cook's third voyage, first on the Discovery and later on the Resoultion, and gives quite a good history of this expedition. This account was published two years before the official narrative ... It appears that, needing money, Ellis sold his narrative to a bookseller for fifty guineas. The fine plates are among the earliest published on the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and the Northwest" (Hill). The plates include eight of Hawaii, two of Alaska, and three of the Northwest Coast.
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