OFFICER OF THE FLEET A Voyage to the South-Seas, and to Many Other Parts of the World, Performed from the Month of September in the Year 1740, to June 1744... by An Officer of the Fleet, 2 parts in 1 vol., 8vo; and 2 others, sold not subject to return (5)

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OFFICER OF THE FLEET
A Voyage to the South-Seas, and to Many Other Parts of the World, Performed from the Month of September in the Year 1740, to June 1744... by An Officer of the Fleet, 2 parts in 1 vol., 8vo; and 2 others, sold not subject to return (5)

Sold for £ 1,530 (US$ 1,993) inc. premium
OFFICER OF THE FLEET
A Voyage to the South-Seas, and to Many Other Parts of the World, Performed from the Month of September in the Year 1740, to June 1744... by An Officer of the Fleet, 2 parts in 1 vol., the second title printed in red and black, wood-engraved frontispiece (partly hand-coloured in blue and green wash), 2 woodcut scenes on one plate (repaired with small losses), 4pp. of publisher's advertisements with woodcut ornament at end of the first part, lacks 6 leaves of text and ?half-titles, extensively annotated throughout, mostly in red ink in margins, several leaves of nineteenth century manuscript facsimile and 6 original pen and ink illustrations loosely inserted, several ownership inscriptions including Henry Strickland (1753), and Robert and Montagu Bancroft (1848 and 1858), modern calf [Hill 1785], A. Merryman, 1744; idem, another edition, comprising the first part (of 2, bound from original 33 parts), woodcut portrait plate of Anson (bound between pp.104/5), passage on pp.40-41 struck through, ends on p.263, inscribed "To Mr. Morley on title" and "Morley" on final leaf, bookplate of George Craster, contemporary calf, rebacked [Hill 1786], ; idem, another edition, J. Plumb, 1744--[OFFICER OF THE SQUADRON] A Voyage to the South Seas, and to Many Other Parts of the World... by Commodore Anson, second edition, engraved portrait (cut to size and laid down), 4 folding engraved plates, without half-title, ownership inscription of Henry Skillicorne (1745), bookplate of William Nash Skillicorne, contemporary sheep, rebacked [cf.Hill 1787, first edition of 1744], R. Walker, 1745, 8vo; and 2 others, sold not subject to return (5)

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  • Three anonymous unauthorised accounts of the Anson voyage, all of which appeared prior to the official account edited by Richard Walker.
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