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A Voyage to the South-Seas, in the Years 1740-1. Containing, a Faithful Narrative of the Loss of His Majesty's Ship the Wager on a Desolate Island in the Latitude 47 South, Longitude 81:40 West.. With the Proceedings and Conduct of the Officers and Crew and Hardships They Endured in the Said Island for the Space of Five Months; Their Bold Attempt for Liberty, in Coasting the Southern Part of the Vast Region of Patagonia; ... Their Passage and Usage on Board a Portugese Ship to Lisbon; And Their Return to England. The Whole Compiled by Persons Concerned in the Facts Related, Viz. John Bulkeley and John Cummins, Late Gunner and Carpenter of the Wager
London: Printed for Jacob Robinson, Publisher 1743, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xx,220pp. Very good. Small Octavo (approximately 19.7cm tall). Quarter tan calf and brown cloth baords, with marbled endpapers; Bookplate on front pastedown; page 188 part of text very light. Scarce. NMM-1 #115. "This book is one of the main accounts of the wreck of the Wager off the Southern coast of Chile after passing through the Strait of Magellan. The ship was part of Anson's fleet which was on it's way to harass the Spanish. The gunner, John Bulkeley, and the carpenter, John Cummins, conducted the mutinous part of the crew until they arrived safely in Rio de Janeiro." (Hill p.38-9).
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