WorldCat Identities

Rickman, John

Works: 6 works in 17 publications in 3 languages and 109 library holdings
Roles: Author, Dubious author
Classifications: G420, 910.41
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Rickman
Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery; performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, illustrated with cuts and a chart, shewing the tracts of the ships employed in this expedition. Faithfully narrated from the original MS by John Rickman( )

3 editions published between 1781 and 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Rickman, second lieutenant on one of the two ships commanded by James Cook on his last expedition, wrote this journal during the voyage. It was first published anonymously in 1781, because the Admiralty embargoed all personal accounts until an official report of the voyage was released. Rickman apparently wanted to anticipate any attempt to blame him (a party under his command had killed a Hawaiian chief) for precipitating Cook's death. This revised edition, 'compared with, and corrected from, the voyage published by authority' was published - again anonymously - in 1785. After an editorial preface and an introductory account of earlier voyages to the South Seas, the journal itself offers a detailed first-hand narrative of the four-year voyage, including the deaths of Cook and of Captain Clerke, who took over command of the expedition but died of tuberculosis while searching for the western entrance to the North-West Passage
Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage to the Pacific Ocean by John Rickman( Book )

2 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troisième voyage de Cook ou Journal d'une expédition faite dans la mer Pacifique du sud et du nord en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 & 1780 by John Rickman( Book )

1 edition published in 1782 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.74 (from 0.29 for Journal of ... to 0.97 for An Authent ...)

Alternative Names
Officer on board the Discovery