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OF

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK.

ILLUSTRATED WITH

MAPS AND NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD.

WITH

An Appendix,

GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRESENT CONDITION OF THE SOUTH SEA

ISLANDS, &c.

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LONDON:
WILLIAM SMITH, 113, FLEET STREET.

MDCCCXLII.

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CONTENTS OF THE FIRST VOLUME.

List of ILLUSTRATIONS
LIFE OF CAPTAIN COOK

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FIRST VOYAGE.

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BOOK I.
1. The passage from Plymouth to Madeira, with

some account of that island
2. The passage from Madeira to Rio de Janeiro,

with some account of the country, and the

incidents that happened there
3. The passage from Rio de Janeiro to the

entrance of the Strait of Le Maire, with a
description of some of the inhabitants of

Terra del Fuego
4. An account of what happened in ascending

a mountain to search for plants
5. The passage through the Strait of Le Maire,

and a further description of the inhabitants

of Terra del Fuego, and its productions
6. A general description of the south-east part of

Terra del Fuego, and the Strait of Le Maire;
with some remarks on Lord Anson's account
of them, and directions for the passage west-
ward, round this part of America, into the

South Seas
7. The sequel of the passage from Cape Horn to

the newly discovered islands in the South
Seas, with a description of their figure and
appearance. Some account of the inhabitants,
and several incidents that happened during
the course,

and at the ship's arrival among
them.
8. The arrival of the Endeavour at Otaheite,

called by Captain Wallis, King George
the Third's Island. Rules established for
traffic with the natives, and an account of
several incidents which happened in a visit
to Tootabah and Toubourai Tamaide, two

Chiefs
9. A place fixed upon for an Observatory and

Fort. An excursion into the woods, and its
consequences. The Fort erected. A visit
from several chiefs on board and at the Fort,
with some account of the music of the natives,
and the manner in wbich they dispose of
their dead

10. An excursion to the eastward, an account of

several incidents that happened both on board
and on shore, and of the first interview with
Oberea, the person who, when the Dolphin
was here, was supposed to be Queen of the
Island, with a description of the Fort

44
11. The Observatory set up. The quadrant

stolen, and consequences of the theft. А
visit to Tootahah. Description of a wrest-
ling match. European seeds sown. Names

given to our people by the Indians
12. Some ladies visit the Fort with very unconi-

mon ceremonies. The Indians attend divine
service, and in the evening exhibit a most
extraordinary spectacle. Toubourai Tamaide
falls into temptation

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13. Another visit to Tootalah, with various adven-

tures. Extraordinary amusement of the
Indians, with remarks upon it. Preparations
to observe the transit of Venus, and what

happened in the mean time at the Fort 57
14. The ceremonies of an Indian funeral particu-

larly described. General observations on the
subject. A character found among the
Indiang to which the Ancients paid great
veneration. A robbery at the Fort, and its
consequences; with a specimen of Indian
cookery, and various incidents

61
15. An account of the circumnavigation of the

island, and various incidents that happened
during the expedition ; with a description of
a burying place and place of worship, called a
Morai

66
16. An expeditiou of Mr. Banks to trace the river.

Marks of subterraneous fire. Preparations

for leaving the island. An account of Tupia 73
17. A particular description of the island ; its

produce and inbabitants; their dress, habita-

tions, food, domestic life, and amusements 78
18. Of the manufactures, boats, and navigation of
Otaheito

90
19. Of the division of time in Otaheite; numera-

tion, computation of distance, language,
diseases, disposal of the dead, religion, war,
weapons, and government; with some general
observations for the use of future navigators 98

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BOOK III.

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20. A description of several other islands in the

neighbourhood of Otaheite, with various
incidents; a dramatic entertainment ; and
many particulars relative to the customs and
manners of the inhabitants.

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1. The passage from Oteroah to New Zealand;

incidents which happened on going ashore

there, and while the ship lay in Poverty Bay 121
2. A description of Poverty Bay, and the face of

the adjacent country. The range from thence
to Cape Turnagain, and back to Tolaga ;
with some account of the people and the
country, and several incidents that happened

on that part of the coast
3. The range from Tolaga to Mercury Bay, with

an account of many incidents that happened
both on board and on shore. A description of
several views exhibited by the country, and
of the Hippahs, or fortified villages of the
Inhabitants

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CHAP.
). The run from New Zealand to Botany Bay,

on the East Coast of New Holland, now
called New South Wales ; various incidents
that happened there; with some account of
the country and its inhabitants

201
2. The range from Botany Bay to Trinity Bay ;

with a further account of the country, its
inbabitants, and productions

212
3. Dangerous situation of the ship in her course

from Trinity Bay to Endeavour River . 227
4. Transactions while the ship was refitting in

Endeavour River. A description of the adja-

cent country, its inhabitants, and productions 232
5. Departure from Endeavour River. A particular

description of the harbour there, in which
the ship was refitted, the adjacent country,
and several islands near the coast. The
range from Endeavour River to the northern
extremity of the country, and the dangers of
that navigation

245
6. Departure from New South Wales. A parti.

cular description of the country, its products
and people. A specimen of the language,
and some observations upon the currents
and tides.

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4. The range from Mercury Bay to the Bay of

Islands. An expedition up the River Thames.
Some account of the Indians who inhabit its
banks, and the fine timber that grows there.
Several interviews with the natives
different parts of the coast, and a skirmish
with them upon an island .

148
5. Range from the Bay of Islands round North

Cape to Queen Charlotte's Sound ; and a
description of that part of the coast

157
6. Transactions in Queen Charlotte's Sound.

Passage through the Strait which divides the
two islands, and back to Cape Turnagain.
Horrid custom of the inhabitants. Remark-
able melody of birds. A visit to a Hippah,
and many other particulars

163
7. Range from Cape Turnagain south ward along

the eastern coast of Poenammoo, round Cape
South, and back to the western entrance of
Cook's Strait, which completed the circum-
navigation of this country ; with a descrip-
tion of the coast, and of Admiralty Bay.
The departure from New Zealand, and
various particulars

173
8. A general account of New Zealand; its first

discovery, situation, extent, climate, and
productions

182
9. A description of the inhabitants, their habita -

tions, apparel, ornaments, food, cookery, and

manner of life
10. Of the canoes and navigation of the inhabitants

of New Zealand; their tillage, weapons, and
music; government, religion, and language :
with some reasons against the existence of a
Southern Continent

193

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8. The passage from New Guinea to the Island of
Savu, and the transactions there

275
9. A particular description of the Island of Savu,

its produce and inhabitants, with a specimen
of their language

282
10. The run from the Island of Savu to Batavia,

and an account of the transactions there while
the ship was refitting

292
11. Some account Batavia, and the adjacent

country, with their fruits, flowers, and other
productions

299
12. Some account of the inhabitants of Batavia,

and the adjacent country, their manners,
customs, and manner of life

309

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14. Our arrival at the Cape of Good Hope. Some

remarks on the run from Java Head to that
place. A description of the Cape and of
Saint Helena. With some account of the
Hottentots, and the return of the ship to
England

322

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