An Authentic Narrative of a Voyage Performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery, during the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780....

London: G. Robinson, 1782. First edition. Two volumes. 8vo Contemporary speckled calf, red and green lettering pieces, joints a bit worn but holding. Volume one with a folding map of the voyage and eight engraved plates, volume two with 13 engraved plates after the author's drawings, including eight plates of Hawaii, two of Alaska, and three of the Northwest Coast. Ellis's account of Captain James Cook's third voyage preceded the official account. Scarce in original, unrestored condition. Ref. Beddie, 1599; Forbes 41; Lada-Mocarski 35. "William Ellis, a surgeon's mate and talented amateur artist, was first on the 'Discovery' and on February 16, 1779, was discharged to the 'Resolution'. His descriptions reflect his artist's eye and form an important supplement to the official account, which it preceded by two years." Forbes. Item #32966

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