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Moore, Francis | First edition

Moore, Francis | First edition

Moore, Francis | First edition

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Moore, Francis 

A Voyage to Georgia. Begun in the Year 1735… London: Jacob Robinson, 1744


8vo (192 x 110 mm). Half-title, woodcut headpieces and initials; upper margin cut close, one or two leaves just shaved, closed tears to final text leaf repaired, some browning. Later three-quarter pebble grain morocco and marbled boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, second gilt-lettered.   


First edition. Francis Moore served as the keeper of the stores on General Oglethorpe's second voyage to Georgia, and, in this account, details much information about the Native Americans of that area. He describes alligators, lists the food, clothing, and other items allotted to emigrants, and relays "many incidents in the life of the chief Tomo-chi-chi-" (Field).


Rare.


REFERENCE:

Field 1085; Georgiana 5; Howes M763; Sabin 50352; Streeter 2:1155; Vail 428


PROVENANCE:

Bryan Edwards (armorial bookplate to front pastedown) 

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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