"First 250 copies of this edition are numbered and the Biographical sketch is signed by its author."--verso half t.p. Cover has facsimile of original title page: A journal of a voyage round the world in His Majesty's ship Endeavour in the years 1768,1769,1770 and 1771;... Facsimile reprint. Original edition, London: Printed for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, in the Strand, 1771. From the original first edition copy in the Mitchell Library, Sydney. Includes a biography of the attributed author James Mario Matra, (New York 1748? - Tangier 1806) by Antonio Giordiano. (p. vii) Professor J. C. Beaglehole attributes this book to James Magra, later known as Matra, who served in the "Endeavour as an able seaman and midshipman, and it seems fairly certain that Magra was the author. The Journal is an important document for all historians of the Pacific and this new reproduction will be of great value and interest. (Foreword G. M. Badger).
[Variant title:A journal of a voyage round the world in His Majesty's ship Endeavour in the years 1768,1769,1770 and 1771.]