[JAMES COOK] Vtoroe krugosvetnoe plavanie kapitana Dzheimsa Kuka [i.e. The Second Circumnavigation by James Cook] / translated by Yakov Svet.
Moscow: Mysl, 1964. 623 pp.: ill., folding maps. Cloth binding with the illustrated dust wrapper. Illustrated throughout. Very good, the dust wrapper is slightly torn.
Translation of: Journals of Captain James Cook on His Voyages of Discovery, v. 2, Voyage of the Resolution and Adventure / edited by J.C. Beaglehole. Added title in English on verso of t.p. The first Russian edition of the account of the second expedition by James Cook. Edited by Yakov Svet and
Vladimir Lebedev, the edition includes the commentary. Yakov Svet (1911-1987) – the Russian geologist, translator and travel writer. He is the author of several books on the Pacific, including the biography of James Cook (1963) and ‘The history of the discovery of Australia and New Zealand (1966). He has contributed
the preface to this edition.
The book is designed by Solomon Telingator (1903-1969), the student of El Lissitsky and the classic of Soviet book design by the 1960s.
Rare in dust wrapper. Copies at State Library of NSW and Melbourne University, but not at the National Library (according
to the Worldcat).