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The Journals of Captain Cook

Biography / Memoir

Edited By: JC Beaglehole

3618 pages, 5-volumes, illus, maps, figs

Boydell & Brewer

Hardback | Nov 1999 | #94890 | ISBN: 0851157440
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About this book

The volumes contain Cook's accounts of his three great voyages of discovery in the Endeavour and the Resolution. Introductions and detailed notes accompany the texts, providing necessary identifications and references, and giving additional information from other sources supplementing Cook's account. More extended extracts from the journals of Cook's shipmates are printed as appendices. A separate portfolio contains the manuscript charts and views drawn by Cook and his officers, which he regarded as an essential compliment to his journals.

A principal source for understanding European exploration of the Pacific in the eighteenth century. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW The most important book ever written about Cook. IAN BOREHAM, THE CAPTAIN COOK STUDY UNIT.


Contents

Vol I: introduction to the first voyage; note on Polynesian history; textual introduction; subordinate manuscript sources - Cook's log, other logs and journals, civilians' journals; the printed sources; the graphic records; note on the printing of the text; note on the annotation; the instructions; the journal; appendices - Cook's letters and reports describing the voyage, the Royal Society and the voyage. Vol II: textual introduction; subordinate manuscript sources - Cook's log, other logs and journals, civilians' journals; the printed sources; the graphic records; note on the annotation; the instructions; the journal; appendices - Cook's letters and reports on and about the voyage, the controversy over the "Resolution", the Board of Longitude and the voyage, extracts from officers' records. Vol III, part I: textual introduction; subordinate manuscript sources - logs and journals, miscellaneous; the printed sources; the graphic records; notes on the printing; the instructions; the journal; supplement to Cook's journal. Vol III, part II: appendices - Anderson's journal, Samwell's journal, extracts from officers' journals, the ships' companies, calendar of documents.

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