1964 Byron's Journal of his Circumnavigation 1764-1766
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First Edition, Folding Maps, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first edition of this work, comprising John Byron's journals as edited by Robert E. Gallagher, published for the Hakluyt Society, second series volume CXXII as indicated tot he spine of the dust wrapper.
John Byron's own account of his circumnavigation of the globe aboard the HMS Dolphin between 1764 and 1766, the first such circumnavigation accomplished in less than two years. A journey not deprived of incident, this voyage nearly caused a war between Great Britain and Spain over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.
Illustrated with a frontispiece and seventeen full page plates, as well as two maps; seven plates are folding. Collated, complete. With the unclipped dust wrapper.
John Byron was a British Royal Navy officer and explorers, who fought during the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution; he was grandfather to Lord Byron.
In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally lovely with only minor shelf wear and a minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. The dust wrapper is sound and unclipped, with some shelf wear and chipping to the head and tail of the spine, a minor loss to the tail of the spine, with a touch of sunning. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Illustrated with a frontispiece and seventeen full page plates, as well as two maps; seven plates are folding. Collated, complete.
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