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(COOK, James, Captain). INNES, Hammond. The Last Voyage : Captain Cook's Lost Diary. London : Collins, 1978. First Edition. Pp (8),9-254,(2). Illustrated with colour maps to endpapers. 8vo, brown cloth.
"The Last Voyage is the story of that third expedition as Cook might have told it. Unlike his Journals, which were official records, largely impersonal, this is a highly personal and self-revealing account of a man stretched to the limit.
In visiting many of the places Cook discovered, and in sailing and navigating his own boat, Hammond lnnes became increasingly fascinated by Cook's Journals and by the enigma of the man who wrote them. 'Everybody knows what Cook did.' he says; 'he wrote so much about his voyages, yet so little about himself.' He has theretore created a different kind of document that shows James Cook as he believes him to have been.
'In presenting it as Cook's own writing, I am conscious of having taken a great liberty,' he says. 'But it has been done as a labour of love and in an honest endeavour to set right the impression left by the official Journals. Cook was neither a dull man, nor unemotional and inhuman. He could not have been, or he would not have achieved what he did.' " - from the dust jacket.
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Title: Last Voyage : Captain Cook's Lost Diary. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: Collins, London, 1978, ISBN:0002214458: 1978
ISBN Number: 0002214458
ISBN Number 13: 9780002214452
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