London, England: Alexander Hogg, 1786. First Edition of Three Voyages in 3 Volumes (Single Binding). Leather-bound. Folio, approximately 15.75" x 9.75". Half-bound red calf over buckram. Gilt labeling to spine ("Cook's Voyages"; "Hogg"; "Bancroft Library"). Fabulously wild marbling to endpapers with thousands of tiny gilt flecks throughout. ONLY very occasional browning and foxing; most of the pages are very clean and bright.Illustrated with lovely copperplate etchings, maps, elevations, charts, About 155 other copperplate engravings, the majority of which are full-page. Solidly bound. MISSING: Title page, frontis engraving of Captain Cook, Image of Death of Captain Cook (p. 587); 4-page (undated) list of Subscribers. NOTE that the Folding Map, pasted onto a new sheet at the beginning, is missing about 20%. ESTC: T222766. Good Plus. Item #76764
In addition to Captain Cook's first, second and third voyages, this massive work includes accounts of the voyages of Sir Francis Drake, Lord Anson, Philip Carteret, Samuel Wallis, John Byron and Lord Mulgrave. Originally published in parts -- another dealer cites "80, six-penny numbers", this is the one-volume edition entitled (instead of "NEW", "A Genuine and Complete History..."