Guildford, Genesis Publications and Adelaide, Rigby, 1977 [first edition thus].
Folio, 527 pages with 12 illustrations, a map and 40 pages of plates (6 in colour) plus a folding facsimile document and pictorial endpapers.
Hand-bound at the Kemp Hall Bindery, Oxford, in half calf and buckram; spine tooled in gilt; front board stamped in gilt with a pictorial design showing the 'Endeavour'; leather very lightly scuffed on the spine; essentially a fine copy in the slightly marked and rubbed slipcase.
Number 311 of only 500 copies. The bulk of the book (approximately 380 pages) comprises a facsimile reproduction of the Admiralty copy of Cook's journal, considered by the Cook authority J.G. Beaglehole as 'the best and most careful, as it is the only fair copy that exists'. The balance of the book (approximately 100 pages) comprises lengthy introductory essays and a very useful index.