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...

London: Printed for S. Baker, G. Leigh and T. Davies, 1768. Second edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good- condition. Item #006198

[ii], viii, 257 pages of text. Hardcover binding; green cloth spine with hand-lettered title label, with marbled paper-covered boards. Binding is rubbed at the extremities, with moderate shelfwear, including darkening and fraying of spine. Ilustrated with a frontis depicting the scene of a shipwreck. Text is slightly shaken, with several loosened pages. Moderate to mild foxing scattered throughout text, and one page with small tear in the margin (no loss). Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper "Henry G. Lermitte." Title continues "...till their Arrival in England, 1746. With a Description of St. jago de Chili, and the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants. Also A Relation of the Loss of the Wager Man of War, One of Admiral Anson's Squadron." An attractive copy of this publication. Sabin 9730 "Admiral Byron's narrative of the loss of the Wager is one of the most thrilling accounts in the language, and supplied his illustrious descendants with many particulars for the shipwreck in "Don Juan."

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