Troisieme Voyage de Cook, ou Journal d’une expédition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du Sud & du Nord, en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 & 1780. Traduit de l’Anglois.
First French edition. 8vo. pp. x, 508; folding eng. frontis. of the death of Cook, folding eng. map; minor paper flaws, inskstamps of La Comtesse de Berchtold to pp. 318 & 319, a very good and unsophisticated copy in the original paper wrappers, worn with loss at foot of spine, paper label with numbers “110” to spine, a little soiled.
Beddie 1611. Rickman’s personal account of Cook’s final voyage and his death in Hawaii appeared anonymously in 1781, three years before the authorised account of the voyage (1784). The account differed somewhat from other accounts, notably with regard to Cook’s murder. This French translation, by Jean-Nicolas Demeunier, appeared a year after the English original; it contains a preface by the translator, who also added some footnotes.
Author [Rickman, John.]
Binding Original plain wrappers
Publisher A Paris, chez Pissot . . . Laporte
Condition See description
Pages pp. x, 508