Catalogue of the Important Works of Art and Artifacts. Including items which relate to the voyages of Captain Cook and the collection of Sir Ashton Lever. To be sold by Public Auction. Captain James COOK.
Catalogue of the Important Works of Art and Artifacts. Including items which relate to the voyages of Captain Cook and the collection of Sir Ashton Lever. To be sold by Public Auction .
Catalogue of the Important Works of Art and Artifacts. Including items which relate to the voyages of Captain Cook and the collection of Sir Ashton Lever. To be sold by Public Auction .

Catalogue of the Important Works of Art and Artifacts. Including items which relate to the voyages of Captain Cook and the collection of Sir Ashton Lever. To be sold by Public Auction .

Torquay, Bearnes and Waycotts, 1971.

Small quarto, [24] pages with 24 illustrations (from photographs); loosely inserted is an original photographic print of one of the illustrations accompanying lot 9 (a 'Unique Carved Wood Bowl or Cup ... probably from the Nootka Sound region').

Card covers lightly marked and creased; an excellent copy.

The small sale comprised 17 lots, 13 of which were originally purchased in 1806 from the collection of Sir Ashton Lever. In 1781, 'he acquired the bulk of the collection which was brought back from Captain Cook's third voyage'. Upwards of eight of the lots relate to the voyage, with the key piece being lot 9 noted above (four pages and four illustrations in the catalogue are devoted to it). Other items include a Tongan circular wooden food bowl, part of a Tongan dance skirt, and part of an Hawaiian bone fish hook.

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