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TURNBULL, John.

A Voyage round the world, in the years 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804;

in which the author visited Madeira, the Brazils, Cape of Good Hope, the English settlements of Botany Bay and Norfolk Islands; and the principal islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Stock Code
98486
London, A. Maxwell, 1813
£4,000

In the preface the author details the large additions made in this second edition, particularly in the sections devoted to Madeira, Brazil and New South Wales, about which he explains 'the causes which have retarded the progress of this infant colony ... in the proper application of its native energies'.

Englishman John Turnbull set out in 1800 with an expedition on the Margaret, intent on taking advantage of the lucrative fur trade on the northwest coast of America. Turnbull was the business manager of the expedition. Though the voyage was a financial failure, it did obtain interesting information about various South Sea islands, such as Norfolk Island, Tahiti, Hawaii, and the Tonga Islands.

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Description

Second edition. 4to (29 x 23.5 cm.), xvi, 516pp., uncut in original boards, light toning to text, occasional light spotting, rebacked preserving spine, paper label renewed,corners worn, large corner cut from front free endpaper, nicely presented in modern red morocco-backed bookform box by Aquarius with label, scarce thus.

Bibliography

Bagnall 5654; Borba de Moraes p871; Ferguson 570; Forbes 438; Hill (2004), 1728.

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