A journal of a voyage to the South Seas, in his Majesty's ship, : the Endeavour. / Faithfully transcribed from the papers of the late Sydney Parkinson, draughtsman to Joseph Banks, Esq. on his late expedition, with Dr. Solander, round the world. Embellished with views and designs, delineated by the author, and engraved by capital artists.
- Parkinson, Sydney, 1745?-1771., Parkinson, Stanfield. ed., Kenrick, W. (William), 1725?-1779, attributed name., Evans, Thomas, 1739-1803. bookseller., Hooper, S. (Samuel) bookseller., London, John I, 1745-1793. bookseller., Leacroft, S. (Samuel), -1795 bookseller., Riley, George, 1743-1829. bookseller., Turnbull, Alexander, 1868-1918. former owner., White, Percy M. former owner., Richardson and Urquhart. bookseller., Henry Sotheran Ltd., bookseller., Polynesian Society (N.Z.), former owner.
Account of the first expedition under command of Capt. Cook, 1768-1771.
Preface signed by Stanfield Parkinson, but attributed to William Kenrick. Cf. Bagnall.
Engraved frontispiece depicting Sydney Parkinson. Headpieces throughout text.
Signatures: A-C4B-2D4 2E4(-2E4).
Final leaf of errata.
Includes references to New Zealand (p. 85-127), map of New Zealand opposite p. 125, and A vocabulary of the language of New Zealand (p. 126-127).
English short title catalogue, t147793
Beddie, M.K. Cook, 712
Hill coll. Pacific, I, p. 223-224
Du Rietz, R. Bib. Polynesiana, 994
plates Digital image. Wellington, N.Z. : National Library of New Zealand.
The Alexander Turnbull Library copy 1 is printed on large paper. Binding: contemporary calf in Cambridge panel style, with 3 concentric panels, frames highlighted with rolls, fleurons at corners of middle and central frames, gold-tooled perimeter frame. Rebacked, spine gold tooled with decorated compartments, dark red morocco spine labels, gold tooled edges, marbled endpapers, top text edge gilt, untrimmed fore and bottom edges, hinges strengthened with red book tape. Spine title: Voyage to the South Seas. Provenance: bookseller's stamp on front flyleaf "H. Sotheran & Co., 136. Strand, London," bookplate of Alex H. Turnbull. Acc. 743.
The Alexander Turnbull Library copy 2. Binding: 1/2 calf, worn brown marbled paper boards, spine title tooled in gilt, blind tooled spine bands, wove endpapers, brown sprinkled text edges. Spine title: Parkinson's journal. Provenance: two book labels pasted over each other (indecipherable) on front pastedown, inscription on front pastedown "Polynesian Society New Plymouth, presented by Percy M. White", stamps of the Polynesian Society on front fly-leaf and t.p. Acc. 352736.
Digital images available: plate 1, 'A man, woman & child, natives of Terra del Fuego, in the dress of that country' ; plate 3, 'A native of Otaheite in the dress of his country' ; plate 5, 'A woman & a boy, natives of Otaheite, in the dress of that country' ; plate 6, 'House and plantation of a chief of the island of Otaheite' ; plate 7, 'The head of a native of Otaheite, with the face curiously tataow'd' ; plate 9, 'The lad Taiyota, native of Otaheite, in the dress of his country' ; plate 10, 'A morai, or burial place, in the island of Yoolee-Etea' ; plate 11, 'An heiva, or kind of priest of Yoolee-Etea, & the neighbouring islands' ; plate 15, 'A New Zealand warrior in his proper dress, & completely armed, according to their manner' ; plate 16, 'The head of a chief of New Zealand, the face curiously tataowd, or mark'd, according to their manner' ; plate 20, 'View of a curious arched rock, having a river running under it, in Tolago Bay, on the east coast of New Zealand' ; plate 21, 'Head of Otegoongoon, son of a New Zealand chief, the face curiously tataow'd' ; plate 24, 'View of an arched rock, on the coast of New Zealand; with an hippa, or place of retreat, on the top of it' ; plate 27, 'Two of the natives of New Holland, advancing to combat'. Alexander Turnbull Library Rare Book copy. Details available on request from Curator, Rare Books and Fine Printing.
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- London, : Printed for Stanfield Parkinson, the editor: and sold by Messrs Richardson and Urquhart, at the Royal-Exchange; Evans, in Pater-noster Row; Hooper, on Ludgate-Hill; Murray, in Fleet-Street; Leacroft, at Charing-Cross; and Riley, in Curzon-Street, May-Fair, M.DCC.LXXIII 
- xxiii, , 212,  p., 27 leaves of plates : ill. ; 35 cm. (4to)