Captain Cook, 1958, Series 561(DJ)


Captain Cook was the  was the 6th title in the 561 series, colourfully written by L du Garde Peach and illustrated by John Kenney.

The story of Cook is not as popular a topic for children’s history as they used to be.  Perhaps that’s because explorers are now bound up with the concept of empire and exploitation.  However, as this book makes clear, Cook’s skills as a navigator are a good reason to reason him as ever – and something less well known than his association with Australiasia or Oceana or whatever it’s called.  As ever, it’s a good tale, well-told and beautifully illustrated (of course).

This copy:

The shine you can see in the photo is from the removeable dustwrapper protector sleeve.  The DJ is not price clipped and is in nice condition but for one fault – a small repair and loss at the top of the spine panel (not shown in photo).  There’s a small line of discolouration at the top of the back DJ  panel.  Otherwise the DJ is in good shape.  The book itself is in VG condition with blue open-wing endpapers and nice, clean pages. With an open-wing Ladybird logo on the back DJ flap and as the last title listed, I believe this book to be a first edition.


1 in stock

Additional information

Weight 0.11 kg