Chaucer Press, 2003, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First
First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 252 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Library stamps etc only on endpapers, half-title page.. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. This book is a gripping account of the career and achievements of one of the most intriguing figures of world exploration and British naval history -- Captain James Cook. Born in 1728, the son of a farm laborer, Cook, through sheer determination, keen intellect and consummate skills as a seaman, rose to honours and recognition in his own time and to a unique and enduring prominence in the history of navigation. Superbly illustrated with Bill Finnis's photographs, maps and evocative sketches from his own six-year voyage, as well as the charts, paintings and engravings of the period, this fascinating book offers a unique understanding of the personality and achievements of Captain James Cook, seaman and scientist. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; Australian History; Britain/UK; 18th century; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 190444914x. ISBN/EAN: 9781904449140. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8043.