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Bulkeley, John, and John Cummins
A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH-SEAS, IN THE YEARS 1740-1. CONTAINING, A FAITHFUL NARRATIVE OF THE LOSS OF... THE WAGER ON A DESOLATE ISLAND. LONDON: JACOB ROBINSON, 1743
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Bulkeley, John, and John Cummins
A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH-SEAS, IN THE YEARS 1740-1. CONTAINING, A FAITHFUL NARRATIVE OF THE LOSS OF... THE WAGER ON A DESOLATE ISLAND. LONDON: JACOB ROBINSON, 1743
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Bulkeley, John, and John Cummins
A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH-SEAS, IN THE YEARS 1740-1. CONTAINING, A FAITHFUL NARRATIVE OF THE LOSS OF... THE WAGER ON A DESOLATE ISLAND. LONDON: JACOB ROBINSON, 1743
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (194 x 120mm.), woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, contemporary sheep, scattered staining, some marginal tears, binding worn, upper cover detached
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Provenance

John Jenner, signature on dedication leaf

Literature

Borba de Moraes p.133; Hill (2004) 210; Sabin 9108

Catalogue Note

"One of the principal 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 they arrived safely in Rio de Janeiro. Much of the adventure and interest of the account is in the description of their travails passing through the Strait of Magellan in a longboat" (Hill).

A later edition of 1743 was published by J. Twig, and omits the authors' names.

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