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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Cooke, Edward
A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEA, AND ROUND THE WORLD. LONDON: H.M. FOR B. LINTOT FOR R. GOSLING, 1712
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Cooke, Edward
A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEA, AND ROUND THE WORLD. LONDON: H.M. FOR B. LINTOT FOR R. GOSLING, 1712
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,625 GBP
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Cooke, Edward
A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEA, AND ROUND THE WORLD. LONDON: H.M. FOR B. LINTOT FOR R. GOSLING, 1712
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (196 x 116mm.), folding double-hemisphere engraved world map, 3 engraved maps and plans (2 folding), 16 engraved plates, contemporary calf gilt, minor wear to spine
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Provenance

Lord Sandys, armorial bookplate (probably Samuel Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys, 1695-1770)

Literature

cf. Borba de Moraes p.206; cf. Hill (2004) 372; cf. Sabin 16303; cf. Wagner 77

Catalogue Note

Cooke served as first mate on the Dutchess under Woodes Rogers' general command, in a privateering expedition that included parts of the west coast of the Americas. Their chief goal in 1708 was to capture the Manila treasure ship as it approached Acapulco. Cooke's voyage is generally accepted as the probable source for Robinson Crusoe, with Defoe using Alexander Selkirk's account of his years on Juan Fernandez Island as related by Cooke. Apparently there was considerable rivalry between the publishers of Cooke's account and those of Rogers' account to be the first to market, resulting in this one-volume edition with the second portion of the voyage compressed at the end. A two-volume set quickly followed, the latter part of the voyage being contained in the second volume. This [first] volume was issued separately, with no indication - as in the second edition - that it was volume I of an issue of two volumes, but both Sabin and Wagner incorrectly enter it as volume 1 of a two-volume edition.

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