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A rare 19th-century Spanish edition of Cook's first voyage

[COOK, James (Don J.M.Y.P. y DON S.C., transl.)].
Historia de los viajes del Capitan Cook. Por mar y tierra traducidos al castellano.
Madrid, Doña Teresa Martinez é Hijo, 1853. 8vo. With 4 full-page wood-engraved plates. Modern half black morocco. "211" [= 231], [2 blank], [1] pp.
€ 3,750
Surprisingly rare Spanish account of Cook's first voyage, preceded by a short account of his life extracted from Kippis. Spanish editions of Cook's voyages are remarkably few. Kippis's biography had already been translated in the 18th century, but Marta Torres Santo Domingo found only three Spanish publications in the 19th century relating to Cook. The present work was planned to cover all Cook's voyages (the drop-title on page XIII reading "Relacion de los tres viajes. Primer viaje."), but apparently this was never realised. Oddly, the illustration on the front wrapper seems to depict South American vaqueros, hardly relevant to James Cook. The plates include portraits of Cook and Tupaia.
The original publishers back wrapper, bound in at the end, contains an advertisement for the book.
The original front wrapper is not preserved. With some very minor water stains, but overall in very good condition. A scarce Spanish edition of Cooks first voyage. Beddie 155; WorldCat (3 copies); cf. Torres Santo Domingo, "Los viajes del Capitán Cook en el siglo XVIII. Una revisión bibliográfica", in: Biblio 3W, VIII (April 2003), no. 441; not in Ferguson.
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