Captain Cook’s Voyages 1768 – 1779

Captain Cook’s Voyages 1768 – 1779 is a Folio Society hardback in a slipcase; the book is in fine condition, with decorated boards and turquoise sprayed top edges, seemingly unread; the slipcase is in very good condition with slight marks to the top and bottom.


Glyndwr Williams


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Captain Cook’s Voyages 1768 – 1779 Synopsis

In the mid-eighteenth century a ‘Pacific craze’ hit Britain and France, and in the forefront of a surge of sea-borne exploration was Captain James Cook. Cook made three epic voyages, circumnavigating the globe, mapping thousands of miles of coastline, and ranging from the Bering Strait via tropical islands to Antarctic ice. His tragic death on the beach at Hawaii was the more poignant because his relations with the indigenous peoples had been so friendly.

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About Glyndwr Williams

Glyndwr Williams (1932 – 2022) was a professor of history at Queen Mary, University of London since 1974, specialising in the history of exploration and the history of Europe overseas. He was appointed a professor emeritus of the University of London in 1997.

Why buy Captain Cook’s Voyages 1768 – 1779 from Daker Books?

Daker Books is an independent bookshop in the village of Kibworth, south Leicestershire, specialising in rare and collectable treasures, signed copies, pre-loved and beautiful editions. We have a large collection of Folio Society books too. We pride ourselves on our friendly, professional service and place customer relations and environmental sustainability at the heart of business.

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Folio Society books

Daker Books wants to help its customers seek out second-hand books of the highest quality. To aid in this goal, we have identified that The Folio Society produces books that many of our regular visitors desire. For over 70 years, The Folio Society has published beautiful, illustrated editions of the world’s greatest books. They aim to produce unique books that are outstanding in both their literary content and physical form, and that will grace every bookshelf.

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Glyndwr Williams


Folio Society




First thus


Hardback in slipcase