London: The Hakluyt Society, 1988, 1992, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. Laid in original letter to Norman J. W. Thrower from David Buisseret, editor of Terrae Incognitae, and two copies of Thrower letters regarding editorial work. Elephant Folio. lxiv, 322, c, 332, cxxxvi, 319pp., 1 folding map. Original navy buckram with gilt vignettes on covers, gilt lettering on spines, in original dustjackets with black lettering. Three color frontispieces, tipped in in volume one. Publisher's devices on title pages.
Volume One: The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768–1771. With a descriptive catalog of all the known original surveys and coastal views and the original engravings associated with them, together with original drawings of the ENDEAVOUR and her boats.
Volume Two: The Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure 1772–1775. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known original surveys and coastal views and the original engravings associated with them.
Volume Three: The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776–1780. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known original surveys and coastal views and the original engravings associated with them together with the running journal of James King 1779–80. Includes an essay on Russian charts of the North Pacific by Alexei V. Postnikov.
Beautifully illustrated with some color and mostly b/w reproductions of drawings, maps and plans throughout. Dustjackets with some wear, chips and some staining at volume one, light chipping at top of spine at volumes two and three. Due to weight volumes one and three lightly shaken. Dustjackets in good to good-, bindings in good to good+, interiors in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #48003