The Life Of Captain James Cook: The Circumnavigator
Signed & Inscribed by the Kitson
By Kitson, Arthur
London: John Murray, 1911. First Edition. Large 8vo â€“ 22.8cm. 334pp., Appendix, Index, Publisherâ€™s Ads at back; black-and-white photographic illustrations + fold-out colour map; internally in Very Good condition with only beginning intermittent foxing, minor professional restoration at spine extremities. An excellent copy of a Scarce publication. Rosove 192.A1
This most unique copy is signed and inscribed by Arthur Kitson on the half-title page. Also included is Kitsonâ€™s inscribed business card mounted on the front free end leaf.
Kitson presents an accurate chronology of Cook’s career on the â€˜Eagleâ€™, â€˜Pembrokeâ€™, â€˜Northumberlandâ€™, â€˜Endeavourâ€™ and Cookâ€™s 2nd and 3rd Pacific voyages. A very well-research book and most difficult to find in the 1st UK Edition.