Captain Cook - Alistair MacLeanCollins, 1972, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. Maps to the endpapers. From the cover: “Born in obscurity but gripped by a boundless passion for new horizons, James Cook had become at the time of his death in 1779 the greatest combination of seaman, explorer, navigator, and cartographer that the world had ever known. He still is. Between 1768 and 1779, Captain Cook circumnavigated the globe three times in voyages of discovery that broke record after record of exploration, endurance, and personal achievement. He explored and charted the coasts of New Zealand, landed in Botany Bay, explored the Pacific, mapped its islands, and travelled further south than any man before him; he explored the Great Barrier Reef and travelled thousands of miles north to tackle the North-West Passage.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 192
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