BYRON (JOHN) The Narrative of the Honourable John Byron (Commodore in a Late Expedition Round the World) Containing an Account of the Great Distresses Suffered by Himself and His Companions on the Coast of Patagonia, from the Year 1740, till their Arrival in England, 1746... Written by Himself... Also with a Description of the Loss of the Wager Man of War, FIRST EDITION, 8vo and 12mo; and 2 other editions published by Baker and Leich, 1782 and 1785 (5)

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BYRON (JOHN)
The Narrative of the Honourable John Byron (Commodore in a Late Expedition Round the World) Containing an Account of the Great Distresses Suffered by Himself and His Companions on the Coast of Patagonia, from the Year 1740, till their Arrival in England, 1746... Written by Himself... Also with a Description of the Loss of the Wager Man of War, FIRST EDITION, 8vo and 12mo; and 2 other editions published by Baker and Leich, 1782 and 1785 (5)

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BYRON (JOHN)
The Narrative of the Honourable John Byron (Commodore in a Late Expedition Round the World) Containing an Account of the Great Distresses Suffered by Himself and His Companions on the Coast of Patagonia, from the Year 1740, till their Arrival in England, 1746... Written by Himself... Also with a Description of the Loss of the Wager Man of War, FIRST EDITION, half-title, engraved frontispiece, neatly rebacked preserving original spine and red gilt morocco label [Hill 232; Sabin 9730], S. Baker and G. Leigh, 1768; idem, first Dublin edition, joints worn, loss to spine label, Dublin, W. and W. Smith, 1768; idem, another edition, half-title, contemporary calf, sides with liquid gilt decorative border enclosing painted urn within an oval, rebacked preserving most of original spine, S. Baker and G. Leich, 1780, contemporary calf, some rubbing, 8vo and 12mo; and 2 other editions published by Baker and Leich, 1782 and 1785 (5)

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  • Provenance: First work, John Lord Sheffield, Sheffield Place, Sussex, armorial bookplate: Frank S. Streeter, bookplate.
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