BYRON'S NARRATIVE, CONTAINING ACCOUNT Of The GREAT DISTRESS SUFFERED By HIMSELF And COMPANIONS On The COASTS Of PATAGONIA; From the Year 1740, till their Arrival in England 1746, with a Description of St. Iago de Chili, And the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants; Also a Relation of the Loss of the Wager Man of War, One of Admiral Anson's Squadron. Juvenile Library. John Byron, 1723 - 1786.
BYRON'S NARRATIVE, CONTAINING ACCOUNT Of The GREAT DISTRESS SUFFERED By HIMSELF And COMPANIONS On The COASTS Of PATAGONIA; From the Year 1740, till their Arrival in England 1746, with a Description of St. Iago de Chili, And the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants; Also a Relation of the Loss of the Wager Man of War, One of Admiral Anson's Squadron. Juvenile Library.

BYRON'S NARRATIVE, CONTAINING ACCOUNT Of The GREAT DISTRESS SUFFERED By HIMSELF And COMPANIONS On The COASTS Of PATAGONIA; From the Year 1740, till their Arrival in England 1746, with a Description of St. Iago de Chili, And the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants; Also a Relation of the Loss of the Wager Man of War, One of Admiral Anson's Squadron. Juvenile Library.

London: Printed for S. and A. Davis, Radcliffe Highway. J. Jordan, Printer. 1818. 1st edition thus. Not in the Hill Collection Catalogue. 168 pp. Frontis leaf included in pagination. Frontispiece. 3 internal plates. 16mo. 5-1/2" x 3-1/2". Period black leather spine over marbled paper boards. Flat back. Gilt stamping to spine. Usual wear & scuffing to binding. Chipping at backstrip extremes. Slight lean. Age-toning & foxing to paper. Bookplate to front paste-down [appears 20th C]. Lacks ffep. Long pencil poi to frontis recto giving brief Byron biography. Still, a sound Very Good copy. Item #49147

"Vice-Admiral Byron was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer. He earned the nickname 'Foul-Weather Jack' in the press because of his frequent encounters with bad weather at sea. As a midshipman, he sailed in the squadron under George Anson on his voyage around the world, though Byron made it only to southern Chile, where his ship was wrecked. He returned to England with the captain of HMS Wager."

Not in the NUC. OCLC records just a single institutional holding [Western University in Ontario]. COPAC adds one additional: The London Library.

A very rare children's account of Byron's Narrative.

Price: $750.00

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