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A Journey over Land, from the Gulf of Honduras to the Great South-Sea. Performed by John Cockburn and Five other Englishmen... A Brief Discourse of some Things best worth Noteinge in the Travells of Nicholas Withington
London: C Rivington, 1735 A fair copy of the 1st edition in contemporary binding. Classed as 'fair' because it lacks the map. An important work because of the account of central America, one of the few recorded by an outsider. Cockburn, Thomas Rounce, Richard Banister, John Holland, Thomas Robinson, and John Ballman, found themselves 'naked and wounded', stranded on the shore at Porto-Cavalo after being taken by Spanish 'Guarda-Costa'. They made their way inland and trailled around 2,400 miles across Central America to Panama. The account was a best-seller, although initially regarded as a fake because of the level of danger and privation it portrayed. The panelled calf binding has been repaired to reinforce the corners and edges, and provide a new spine with raised bands and title label. It is in very good condition. Internally the endpapers have been repaired - there is some loss to the top corner of the fep. Contents: title page (faint signature to top and staining to verso); preface iii-viii; text pp 1-259 (occasional staining eg bottom margin p57/8; mispagination - 106-170-108; small edge tear bottom margin p 159); 'A short account of what befel Mr Rounce pp 260-264; title page for Travells of Nicholas Withington; text pp 267-341; Letters pp 342-349; Finis; publisher's list 3pp. With decorative head and tailpieces. Contents generally clean, in good condition overall.
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