(George, Baron).- A Voyage to the South-Seas...Per
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Anson (George, Baron).- A Voyage to the South-Seas...Performed from the month of September in the year 1740, to June 1744, by Commodore Anson, in His Majesty's ship the Centurion...By an Officer of the Squadron, 2 parts in 1, including Appendix, 5 folding engraved plates, lacking portrait and 3E1, C3 outer edge frayed with loss of text, occasional staining, contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, preserving part of original backstrip, corners repaired, [Hill p.311], Printed and Sold by R.Walker, in Fleet-Lane, 1744; and Barrow's Life of Anson, 1839 8vo (2) sold not subject to return. Provenance: ?Nicholas Maine, Rocquette House, Guernsey (1740s extensive ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper).
***An early 'unauthorized account of Anson's voyage.... the appendix relates to the history of voyages and explorations in the Pacific and the Far East, together with descriptions of some of the countries visited. There is a table for estimating the value of diamonds, and interesting plates, including a very strange one depicting seals and sea lions on Juan Fernández Island' (Hill)..
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