The first English biography of Cook. It provides a complete life of the navigator from birth to death including an account of Cook’s duties while aboard the Mercury on the St Lawrence River during the siege of Quebec. The Newfoundland and Labrador surveys are discussed, and the three voyages are dealt with in great depth. The book includes most of Samwell’s account of Cook’s death, as well as various tributes to Cook.
First edition. 4to, xvi, 527,  pp., engraved frontispiece portrait (light water-stain), soft crease to title, contemporary mottled calf gilt, neatly rebacked, old red morocco lettering piece, corners worn, an excellent copy.[Beddie, 32; Hill, 935; Holmes, 68. ]