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1 Captain James King (1750-1784) The Death of Captain Cook
San Francisco The Book Club of California 1940 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good None Paperback 
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. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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