[CHETFORD, WILLIAM RUFUS. D.1766.]
The Voyages, Dangerous Adventures and Imminent Escapes of Captain Richard Falconer: Containing the Laws, Customs, and Manners of the Indians in America; his Shipwrecks; his Marrying an Indian Wife; his narrow Escape from the Island of Dominico, &c. London: W. Chetwood [et al.], 1720.
8vo (187 x 109 mm). viii [i.e. iv], 72, 136, 179,  pp. Title page printed in red and black, woodcut initials, head and tailpieces. 19th-century calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Lacking frontispiece, large chip to one leaf repaired and with missing text supplied in early manuscript, lengthy annotation from early owner to f.f.e.p., a few period annotations in margins, boards worn, upper cover starting.
FIRST EDITION. This purported true account is actually a novel by the English writer and bookseller William Rufus Chetford (ODNB). Sabin 23723.
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