A Voyage to the South-Seas, in the Years 1740-1. Containing, a Faithful Narrative of the Loss of His Majesty's Ship the Wager on a Desolate Island in the Latitude 47 South, Longitude 81:40 West. With the Proceedings and Conduct of the Officers and Crew

the whole compiled by persons concerned in the facts related, viz. John Bulkeley and John Cummins

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London : Printed for Jacob Robinson . , 1743. Description [iii], xx,[1], 220 p. ; 21 cm. (8vo) Full Titile is : A Voyage to the South-Seas, in the Years 1740-1. Containing, a Faithful Narrative of the Loss of His Majesty's Ship the Wager on a Desolate Island in the Latitude 47 South, Longitude 81:40 West. With the Proceedings and Conduct of the Officers and Crew and Hardships They Endured in the Said Island for the Space of Five Months; Their Bold Attempt for Liberty, in Coasting the Southern Part of the Vast Region of Patagonia; . Their Passage and Usage on Board a Portugese Ship to Lisbon; And Their Return to England. The Whole Compiled by Persons Concerned in the Facts Related, Viz. John Bulkeley and John Cummins, Late Gunner and Carpenter of the Wager. important supplement to the Anson accounts, collecting various accounts of the loss of the Wager and subsequent events from the officers involved, including the narratives of Bulkeley and Cummins (London 1743), Bulkeley and Cummins, respectively the gunner and carpenter of the doomed vessel, had led the mutinous faction which refused to accompany Cheap, Byron and others northward after the shipwreck, preferring instead to head back through the Straits of Magellan. After marooning several of their number they finally reached safety in Brazil from whence they returned to England. London. 1743. 8vo. 220pp. Title-page repaired some browning throughout. Contemporary calf rebacked. Henry Bonham bookplate & Ingleton bookplate Cat No.6931. F.Edwards catalogue entry tipped-in 'A stirring narrative of an amazing voyage in a leaky patched-up ship through the Straits of Magellan to Rio de Janeiro'. Desirable All of our books are in the shop, and are 'real' books. We try to post the same day as the order. Descriptions are conservative. Postage rates may be lower than ABE estimate, please use Ask Bookseller a Question to confirm availability and postage cost, use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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BULKELEY, John; John CUMMINS.
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Buchbeschreibung Printed for Jacob Robinson, 1743., London:, 1743. 8vo. xx, 220, 8 pp. Light foxing. Original full gilt-ruled calf; neatly rebacked to style, raised bands, red leather gilt-stamped spine label, corners showing. Very good. “This book is one of the principle accounts of the Wager, which was wrecked off the southern coast of Chile after rounding Cape Horn. Under the command of Captain Cheap, the Wager was one of Anson’s fleet, which was on its way to harass the Spanish. After the wreck, gunner John Bulkeley and carpenter John Cummins conducted the mutinous part of the crew until the arrived safely in Rio de Janeiro. Much of the adventure and interest of the account is in the description of their travels passing through the Strait of Magellan in a longboat. There are two editions of 1743: the first, here, published by Jacob Robinson, giving the authors’ names on the title page; the other, published by J. Twig, omitting the authors’ names.” â€" Hill (2004), 210. Evans 7859; Hill 210; Howgego B-186; Sabin 9108. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LV2185

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