Bibliophile Sale | 14 March 2013
( Hon. John) The Narrative...
Sold for £160
( Hon. John) The Narrative…containing an Account of the Great Distresses suffered…on the Coast of Patagonia… with a description of St.Jago de Chili…also a relation of the loss of the Wager Man of War, first edition, engraved frontispiece, foxed, I1 slightly defective at lower inner margin and N7 with tear to lower margin (both without loss to text), engraved bookplate of Earl Fitzwilliam and his shelf-label from Milton Hall, Peterborough on front pastedown, contemporary calf, spine with morocco label, rubbed, [Sabin 9730], 8vo, 1768.
⁂ Admiral Byron s narrative of the loss of the Wager is one of the most thrilling accounts in the language, and supplied his illustrious descendant with many particulars for the shipwreck in Don Juan. Sabin
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