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Journal of the Resolution's Voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. On Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere ... also a Journal of the Adventure's Voyage, in the years 1772, 1773, and 1774. London: for F. Newbery, 1775, 8vo, 5 engraved plates, 2 engraved folding maps, title slightly foxed, FIRST EDITION of the rare first published account of Cook’s second voyage, and the first book to contain information on the Antarctic regions based on first-hand knowledge. Marra was an Irish gunner’s mate whom Cook picked up in Batavia. His story was published about a year and a half before Cook’s official account became available. Much of the material covered in this account was excluded by Cook. The plates include the first views of the Antarctic. Rosove, 214.A1.a; Spence, 758. New Discoveries concerning the World and its Inhabitants. In two parts. Part I. Containing a circumstantial account of all the islands in the South-Sea, that have been lately discovered or explored... Part II. Containing a summary account of Captain Cook's attempts to discover a southern continent... London: J. Johnson, 1778 ,8vo, 2 engraved folding maps and 2 engraved folding plates. Both volumes in later matching full polished calf gilt

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