Fine in very good(+) jacket. 52 plates, plus more than 200 reproductions. xv + 247pp., folio, brown cloth, d.w. New Haven: Yale University Press, for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 1985. A fine copy in a very good (+) dust wrapper.
VG ( minor rubbing to dj, minor corner wear) and a few pages corners bent from where something jammed into the text block. Maroon boards, maroon dust jacket. 245 pp. 190 plates in bw and color. From dj: "Captain James Cook's three voyages of exploration to the Pacific, 1768-1780, were the first of the great European voyages of discovery to carry professional artists...The first section of each volume includes a critical and analytical account of the professional artist...The second section provides a full descriptive catalogue of the drawings and paintings associated with the voyage."
Like New in Very Good jacket. A better than very good 4 volume set (complete) uniformly bound in the publisher's hardback bindings; firm, square and tight with no snags or splits; complete with original dustjackets, tidy and bright with no rips or chips. Contents fresh and clean, not showing any pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. Size: 350mm x 260mm. Profusely illustrated. ISBNs are as follows: Volume 1 (The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768-1771): 0300034504; Volume 2 (The Voyage of the Resolution & Adventure 1772-1775): 0300034512; Volume 3 (The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780, Text & Catalogue): 0300041055. A very solid, presentable set in very decent condition.
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