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COOK, Captain James; The Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World; Comprehending a History of the South Sea Islands (in Two Volumes) ,

£400.00

London : W. Wright, 1834

Second Edition. 8vo. (II), 488; (II),457 pp. Vol. 1 also has engraved added t-p: Captain Cook’s voyages round the world. Containing the whole of his discoveries. Frontispiece in each volume (Captain Cook in v1, Sir Joseph Banks v2) 12 engraved plates, with the plate opp p320 in v1 inserted upside down. Text and plates browned with a good deal of staining to the prelims in v1. Calf backed with marbled boards and page edges. With the bookplate of Thomas Hodgkin (1831-1913) in each vol. Hodgkin was a banker and historian of Quaker heritage who became a partner in the banking house of Hodgkin, Barnett, Pease and Spence, in Newcastle-on-Tyne, which eventually became amalgamated with Lloyds Bank.

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