Rare Books Talk by Stephanie Smith (2016)
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Photograph of archivist Stephanie Smith with A voyage towards the South Pole and round the world: performed in His Majesty's Ships The Resolution and Adventure in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 by James Cook (‘Resolution’) and including a narrative by Captain Tobias Furneaux (‘Adventure’) in 2 volumes. Cook was absent for three years during his first voyage, arriving home in 1771 to find his youngest son and daughter had died. He was promoted to captain in August 1771 and asked to voyage to the Pacific again in search of the elusive Southern Continent. Setting sail from Plymouth on 13 July 1772, Cook reached Dusky Bay in New Zealand on 26 March 1773. He made an astonishing series of discoveries and rediscoveries during this voyage during which he only lost four men, one from tuberculosis and the others likely from drunken accidents. The calfskin covered books are illustrated with maps and charts, and a variety of portraits of persons and views of places drawn during the voyage by artist William Hodges and engraved on their return. Included are 63 engraved plates, maps and charts (15 folding, 16 double-page). First published in 1773, this third edition was published in 1779 (910.92 COO). Photograph: Debbie McCauley.