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1 HORWITZ, Tony Blue Latitudes : Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before First Edition in dustjacket
Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2002, 2002 0805065415 / 9780805065411 
HORWITZ, Tony. Blue Latitudes : Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before. New York : Henry Holt and Company, (2002). First Printing. Pp (12),1-480,(2). 8vo, blue cloth spine with lighter blue paper-covered boards, silver lettering to spine and front board. With map endpapers.

"Horwitz's adventures pay illuminating tribute to the great navigator - to Captain Cook himself and to his intrepid eighteenth-century colleagues, including the improbably attractive Sir Joseph Banks. But most of all Blue Latitudes offers clear-eyed, vivid, and highly entertaining reassurance that there are still outlandish worlds to be discovered.

Blue Latitudes brings to life a man whose voyages helped create the global village we inhabit today." - from the dust jacket.

Prologue : The Distance Traveled;

Chapters :
1. Pacific Northwest: One Week Before the Mast;
2. Tahiti: Sic Transit Venus;
3. To Bora-Bora : Sold a Pup;
4. New Zealand: Warriors, Still;
5. Botany Bay : In the Pure State of Nature;
6. The Great Barrier Reef : Wrecked;
7. Homeward Bound: The Hospital Ship;
8. Savage Island: The Hunt for Red Banana;
9. Tonga : Where Time Begins, and Goes Back;
10. North Yorkshire: A Plain, Zealous Man;
11. London : Shipping Out, Again;
12. Alaska : Outside Men;
13. Hawaii : The Last Island;
14. Kealakekua Bay : A Bad Day on Black Rock;
Epilogue : A Period to His Labours.
With bibliography and index.

Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 22.00

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2 HORWITZ, Tony Blue Latitudes : Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before. 4th Pintingr in dustjacket
Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2002, ISBN:0805065415 
HORWITZ, Tony. Blue Latitudes : Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before. New York : Henry Holt and Company, (2002). Fourth Printing. Pp 480, portrait frontispiece with maps to endpapers and text. 8vo, blue cloth spinewith lighter blue paper covered boards. "Horwitz's adventures pay illumina ting tribute to the great navigator - to Captain Cook himself and to his intrepid eighteenth-century colleagues, including the improbably attractive Sir Joseph Banks. But most of all Blue Latitudes offers clear-eyed, vivid, and highly entertaining reassurance that there are still outlandish worlds to be discovered." -from the dust jacket. Very good in dj. 20.00

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3 HORWITZ, Tony. COOK, James, Captain). Into the Blue : Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before. First British Edition in dustjacket.
Bloomsbury, London, 2002, ISBN:0747560471 
HORWITZ, Tony. Into the Blue : Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before. (London): Bloomsbury, (2002). First UK Printing. Pp. (12),1-480,(4). Maps to endpapers and text. 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Published in the United States under the title "Blue Latitudes". "James Cook's three epic journeys between 1768 and 1779 were the last great voyages ofdiscovery. Cook explored more of the earth's surface than anyone in histor y -- sailing from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from Tahiti to Siberia, fromEaster Island to the Great Barrier Reef -- and introduced the West to an e xotic world of taboo and tattoo, of cannibalism and ritual sex. Tony Horwitz vividly recounts these adventures, and revisits the lands and peoples Cook discovered to explore the captain's legacy in today's Pacific. He also has exotic and comic adventures of his own, on land and at sea: meeting Miss Tahiti, uncovering the secret behind the red-toothed warriors of Savage Island, working atop a hundred-foot mast as a sailor aboard a replica of Cook's tall ship, the Endeavour. Horwitz also searches for Cook the man: a restless prodigy who fled farm life, and later the luxury of Georgian London, for the privation and peril of sailing off the edge of the map. In a probing,poignant and often hilarious narrative of historical adventure, the Pulitz er Prize-winning author of 'Confederates in the Attic' brings to life the captain whose voyages helped create the global village we inhabit today." - from the dustjacket. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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