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Captain James Cook : the greatest discoverer : the Robert and Mary Anne Parks collection

Author: Robert Parks; Mary Anne Parks; Hordern House (Firm)
Publisher: Potts Point, N.S.W. : Hordern House Rare Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"The Captain James Cook collection of Bob and Mary Anne Parks is a landmark of its kind, and represents the finest such collection offered. The catalogue includes highlights such as: an extraordinary original letter by Cook, entirely in his own hand, asking for the return of a press-ganged sailor; Joseph Banks's engraved map of Cooks first voyage, the first map of the east coast of Australia, and never before  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exploration literature
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Named Person: James Cook; James Cook
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Parks; Mary Anne Parks; Hordern House (Firm)
ISBN: 9781875567539 1875567534
OCLC Number: 240267586
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations, facsimile, maps, portraits ; 29 cm
Other Titles: Robert and Mary Anne Parks collection
Parks collection of Captain James Cook
Responsibility: Hordern House.

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"The Captain James Cook collection of Bob and Mary Anne Parks is a landmark of its kind, and represents the finest such collection offered. The catalogue includes highlights such as: an extraordinary original letter by Cook, entirely in his own hand, asking for the return of a press-ganged sailor; Joseph Banks's engraved map of Cooks first voyage, the first map of the east coast of Australia, and never before offered for sale; magnificent engraved portraits of Cook, Banks, Omai and others; an original manuscript map from Cooks surveying of Newfoundland; samples of genuine tapa cloth in the contemporary books of Alexander Shaw and Anders Sparrman; all of the major recorded engravings of the death of Captain Cook."--Global Books in Print.

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