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BYRON, John; CLERKE, Charles (attributed to).

A voyage round the world.

In His Majesty's ship the Dolphin, commanded by the honourable Commodore Byron. In which is contained, a faithful account of the several places, people, plants, animals, &c. seen on the voyage: and, among other particulars, a minute and exact des

Stock Code
95394
Dublin, printed for J. Hoey, senior, W. and W. Smith, P. Wilson, I. Flin, J. Murphy, E. Watts, W. Sleater, D. Chamberlaine, J Potts, J. Mitchell, J. Williams, and. W. Colles, 1767
£1,500

ESTC records only three locations (BL, Cambridge, and Harvard) for this rare Dublin edition.

John Byron, grandfather of the poet, left Plymouth on the Dolphin in 1764 and sailed via Rio de Janeiro and the Straits of Magellan to the Pacific to make discoveries in the South Seas. The account became famous because of the description of the Patagonian giants.

Charles Clerke was the midshipman and later sailed on all three of Cook's voyages.

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Description

First Dublin edition, 12mo, [4], 222 pp., folding engraved frontispiece, old signature to title, contemporary sprinkled calf, neat repairs to joints and extremities, red morocco label, a very good example.

Bibliography

Cf. Hill 311 (London edition).

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