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(COOK, James). VILLIERS, Alan. Captain Cook : The Seamen's Seaman : A studyof the great discoverer. Illustrations by Adrian Small. (London): Hodder & Stoughton, (1967). First UK Printing. Pp (4),v-ix,10-, + 4 p. of blac k and white plates. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, black cloth spine with black and grey specked boards, grey illustration of the Endeavour to front board, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed a faint blue. Beddie 321. "To have discovered a continent as Lieutenant James Cook did on his long, thorough andextensive Endeavour voyage to the South Seas is as great an achievement as any man could make. Alan Villiers's skilled and comprehensive new biograph y reveals that there was a great deal more to Cook than even this. [...] But perhaps Cook's achievement as a seaman was still greater than his achievement as a discoverer, for he did his job with an inspired efficiency and enterprise, pioneering trade routes, charting the seas and dispelling the cloud of the unknown for all seamen, for all time. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 25.00
Title: Captain Cook : The Seamen's Seaman : A study of the great discoverer. FirstBritish Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1967,:
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