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A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, In the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By George Anson, Esq; Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty’s Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled From Papers and other Materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and Published Under this Direction, by
London: Printed for John and Paul Knapton ... 1748. . London: Printed for John and Paul Knapton ... 1748. . 2nd Ed. [xxiv] + 548pp. [Last two leaves supplied in photocopy]. With folding chart of the Southern part of South America (sm. tear to hinge and rebacked with larger repairs to verso) and folding chart of the Pacific Ocean (rebacked to verso) only [Lacking chart of the Track of the Centurion around the world]. Bb7 lacking portion across tail with loss to last three lines of text, several leaves frayed to fore-edge with marginal loss and to signatures R and S8 with minor intrusive tears, browning, ex.-libris Ronald Maxwell Moore, rebound in C20th paper backed marbled boards, browned paper title label to spine. Sabin 1626; ESTC T89476 ‘William Bowyer printed 2000 copies of eight sheets 8vo for Knapton for this work in 1748, presumably for one of the three editions (or printings, or issues); it cannot be determined which.’& Richard Walter was chaplain of H.M.S. Centurion. The book is called by some English writers a masterpiece of composition. The progress of science formed no part of this expedition, which was prepared for attacking, unawares, the Spanish possessions and shipping in the South Seas, and which was so successful that the prize money divided amongst the officers and crews amounted to more than a million sterling. US$488
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