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Author Name:    COOK, James, Captain). SUTHREN, Victor

Title:   To Go Upon Discovery : James Cook and Canada, from 1758 to 1779. First Edition in dustjacket.

Publisher:    Dundurn, 2000, ISBN:1550023276 

Seller ID:   33710

(COOK, James, Captain). SUTHREN, Victor. To Go Upon Discovery : James Cook and Canada, from 1758 to 1779. Toronto: Dundurn Press, (2000). First Printing. Pp. (10),[11]-224. 8vo, white cloth, gilt lettering to spine. The book "begins with Cook's arrival in Canada in 1758 and ends with his appointmentto take Endeavour to the South Pacific. In between these dates, we witness the siege of Louisbourg during the Seven Years' War, where Cook made his a lmost accidental discovery of the surveying techniques that distinguished him and gave him a prominent place in history. We see the development of hisabilities while based in Halifax (1759-1762), a port he knew better than a ny but his home port of Whitby, England. We are also party to the detailed description of Cook's Newfoundland survey of 1763-1767." -from the dj. Contents: 1. Early Life and the Path to the Royal Navy; 2. The Royal Navy in Cook's Day; 3. The Reason for Coming: The 'French and Indian War' in North America; 4. Service in Canada: Louisbourg; 5. Service in Canada: Quebec; 6. Mastery Pursued: Nova Scotia and the War's End; 7. Mastery Displayed: Newfoundland and the Great Survey; 8. The Great South Sea and the First Two Voyages; 9. The Final Voyage; Epilogue: The Significance of Cook's Experience inCanada. Name inked inside front cover, else very good in dustjacket. 20.00


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