A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEA, AND ROUND THE WORLD, PERFORM'D IN THE YEARS 1708, 1709, 1710, AND 1711. CONTAINING A JOURNAL OF ALL MEMORABLE TRANSACTIONS DURING THE SAID VOYAGE.... A DESCRIPTION OF THE AMERICAN COASTS, FROM TIERRA DEL FUEGO IN THE SOUTH, TO CALIFORNIA IN THE NORTH.... AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF ALL THOSE COUTRIES FROM THE BEST AUTHORS, WITH A NEW MAP AND DESCRIPTION OF THE MIGHTY RIVER OF THE AMAZONS. WHEREIN AN ACCOUNT IS GIVEN OF MR. ALEXANDER SELKIRK... DURING THE FOUR YEARS AND FOUR MONTHS HE LIV'D UPON THE UNINHABITED ISLAND OF JUAN FERNANDES.

London: printed by H.M. for B. Lintot and R. Gosling in Fleet-Street, A. Bettesworth on London-Bridge, and W. Innys in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1712. First edition. 20 cm. [23], errata, 456, [10] index, [2] ads. With folding frontis. map depicting California as an island, plus 19 other maps and plates. Bound in full blind-stamped paneled calf. Joints very worn, but holding, leather scuffed, spine cracked and worn at ends, spine label lacking. Some darkening to text block, maps and plates are clean and very good. Housed in a custom blue cloth chemise and slipcase with a gilt stamped black morocco label. On Captain Woodes Rogers' privateering expedition around the world with two ships, the "Duke" and the "Duchess," Cooke was second Captain of the "Duchess." The account he records of Selkirk's adventure is said to have been the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe." Streeter 2427: "This volume was issued separately, with no indication -- as in the second edition-- that it was Vol 1 of an issue of two volumes, but both Sabin and Wagner incorrectly enter it as Vol. 1 of a two-volume edition. The main pagination of Vol 1 of the two-volume edition is 432pp., instead of 456pp. as here." Howes concurs, stating that this single volume edition was "issued hurriedly... with the voyage home compressed into the final chapter, in order to be on the market before the appearance of a rival publisher's account of the same voyage by Woodes Rogers." Item #62028

HOWES C733 SABIN 16303 [for the 2 vol. ed.] WAGNER, Spanish Southwest 77 STREETER 2427.

Price: $4,000.00

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