The Death of Captain Cook

By: Captain James King (1750-1784)

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Series: Pacific Adventures, Number 6. LIMITED EDITION of 650 copies, the sixth in a series of Pacific Adventures, a series of narratives of early exploration of the Pacific Area, published bi-monthly during 1940 for member of the Book Club of California. Each part of the series was produced by a different California printer; Number 6 was designed and printed by the Eucalyptus Press, Mills College, Oakland, CA. 8vo. 9 5/8 x 6 7/16 inches. [15, 1 blank] pp. Title-page vignette of a sailing ship and shaded background; text clean, unmarked. Printed, illustrated wrappers, stitched; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Very Good. Captain James King served under James Cook on the latter's last voyage around the world, specializing in taking important astronomical readings using a sextant. After Cook died, King helped lead the ships on the remainder of their course, also completing Cook's account of the voyage. Reference: Blasdale: Bibliography of the Eucalyptus Press, # 64.

Title: The Death of Captain Cook

Author Name: Captain James King (1750-1784)

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1940

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: MC1-98b

Keywords: Captain James King 1750-1784, The Death of Captain Cook, The Book Club of California, Pacific Adventures, Eucalyptus Press, Fine Press, Limited Edition