BULKELEY, JOHN; and JOHN CUMMINS. A Voyage to the South Seas, in the Years 1740-1. London: for Jacob Robinson, 1743.

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BULKELEY, JOHN; and JOHN CUMMINS.
A Voyage to the South Seas, in the Years 1740-1. London: for Jacob Robinson, 1743.

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BULKELEY, JOHN; and JOHN CUMMINS.
A Voyage to the South Seas, in the Years 1740-1. London: for Jacob Robinson, 1743.
8vo (192 x 118 mm). Modern speckled calf. Light foxing to preliminary and final leaves.
Provenance: Bradby-Hall (bookplate).

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with authors' names on the title-page. "This is one of the principal accounts of the Wager [one of Anson's fleet), which was wrecked off the southern coast of Chile after rounding Cape Horn ... After the wreck gunner John Bulkeley and carpenter John Cummins conducted the mutinous part of the crew until they arrived safely in Rio de Janeiro. Much of the adventure and interest of the account is in the description of their travails passing throught the Strait of Magellan in a longboat" (Hill 210). Borba de Moraes I, 133; Sabin 9108.
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BULKELEY, JOHN; and JOHN CUMMINS. A Voyage to the South Seas, in the Years 1740-1. London: for Jacob Robinson, 1743.
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