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A Voyage around the World 1740 - 44

£15.00

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I rarely list copies of J M Dent's Everyman's Series, but this one may interest specialists in early circum-navigation.  The fleet of seven ships which set in 1740 was ill prepared for its travails, and only 2 (3?) completed the voyage, with about 200 heroic survivors of their journey.  John Masefield's introduction describes the book as 'bearing witness to the often illustrated contrast between the excellence of English men and stupidity of their governors'.    A previous owner has clearly been an expert in 18th century sea travel,, as the page margins  frequently  compare details to a  history of the same voyage by Philips.
The book, bound in dark green cloth, with embossed  spine and decorative end-papers, is square, free of foxing and its hinges are sound. 

Item details

Author(s):
George Lord Anson
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17 x 11cm
Edition:
1st edition thus, 2nd printing (1923)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
384
Publisher:
J M Dent

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I rarely list copies of J M Dent's Everyman's Series, but this one may interest specialists in early circum-navigation.  The fleet of seven ships which set in 1740 was ill prepared for its travails, and only 2 (3?) completed the voyage, with about 200 heroic survivors of their journey.  John Masefield's introduction describes the book as 'bearing witness to the often illustrated contrast between the excellence of English men and stupidity of their governors'.    A previous owner has clearly been an expert in 18th century sea travel,, as the page margins  frequently  compare details to a  history of the same voyage by Philips.
The book, bound in dark green cloth, with embossed  spine and decorative end-papers, is square, free of foxing and its hinges are sound. 

Author(s):
George Lord Anson
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17 x 11cm
Edition:
1st edition thus, 2nd printing (1923)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
384
Publisher:
J M Dent

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