A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, In the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. by GEORGE ANSON, ESQ; Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from Papers and other Materials of the Right Honourable GEORG Illustrated with Forty-Two Copper-Plates.
Published by Printed for the Author by John and Paul Knapton, in Ludgate-Street. in London 1748
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with page 319 misnumbered 219) Small 4to. (approx. 25.5 x 20cm) hardback bound in full 18th Century calf with raised bands, red title label, gilt to spine and gilt borders to boards. Title Page, 3pp. Dedication, 12pp. List of Subscribers, 4pp. Contents, 12pp. Introduction, 417pp. Text plus 2pp. Directions to Binder. Illustrated with 42 fine copper-plate engravings, all folding and all present. Small closed tears to the hinges of 4 plates, a split at the fold of the Prospect of St. Julian's River, and some light creases and dustiness to a few outer edges. Small loss to one corner but not affecting image. A clean copy with no previous owners' markings or inscriptions. Occasional light foxing and handling marks. Calf beginning to crack at sides of spine but binding still good and strong. Some scuffs and scratches to covers with rubbing to spine. Overall a GOOD+ COPY OF A FINELY ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION OF THIS WORK.