The Narrative of the Honourable John Byron ( Commodore in a Late Expedition Round The World) Containing an Account of the Great Distresses Suffered By Himself and His Companions on the Coast of Patagonia, from the Year 1740 Till Their Arrival in Engl


001881 Printed for S. Baker and G. Leigh, and T.Davies London 1768 Second Edition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Full-Leather Good Second edition of an important supplement to the official account of Anson's voyage: "Admiral Byron's narrative of the loss of the "Wager" is one of the most thrilling accounts in the language, and supplied his illustrious descendant with many particulars for the shipwreck in "Don Juan" (Sabin). With frontis engraving , an additional folding engraved map of South America from another source tipped in, some soiling and use, worn old half calf, amateur rebacking with hand-lettered name-label "Byron's Voyage in H.M.S. Wager - 1740" to spine, top inner corners of rear feps damaged. From the library of Hector Orams, whose bookplate is fixed to the front pastedown. $380.00AUD
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