1784 Voyages of Captain James Cook First Edition Copper Plates Folio 16" Tall
First one-volume collected edition of the three Voyages. With engraved portrait frontispiece, large folding map, and 155 copper engraved maps, charts, and plates. Pp. iv, -655, [656, directions to binder], [4, list of subscribers]. 1 vols. Folio. First one-volume collected edition. Contemporary reversed calf, red morocco spine label. Ownership signature of Joshua Baskitt. Title page shaved along foot with loss of part of a line in imprint, minor marginal paper flaws to plates facing 45, 450, 546, 643 (not affecting image). A sound and clean copy. Very good plus to near fine Beddie 19; Hill 18; Forbes 61; Sabin 52455. Large folio measures 16" tall x 10.5" wide. Scarce period leather binding.