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A Voyage to the South Sea.
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A Voyage to the South Sea.

By Cooke, Edward.

London: B. Lintot and R. Gosling, 1712. (22), 456, (12) pp. b/w folding map as frontispiece. b/w plates, folding maps in text. One of the classic South Seas privateering voyages, and the source for "Robinson Crusoe." "Edward Cooke was second captain on board the 'Duchess', the ship which accompanied the 'Duke', both under Captain Woodes Rogers, on a privateering voyage around the world... It is generally accepted that Daniel Defoe used this account of Alexander Selkirk's years on Juan Fernandez Island for his 'Robinson Crusoe' as it was the first book containing it."— See Hill 372 who notes that this first edition was "hastily produced ... in order to beat Woodes Rogers's account to the market." See also Streeter IV, 2428. Howes, C-733. NMM Catalog IV, 99. First edition of a classic account, bound in later full calf with raised bands and spine label. Some rubbing. Front hinge weak but holding. Small spot on frontispiece map, owner's signature on title page, else text and plates clean.

$2000.00

Adventures on the Western Coast of South America, and the Interior of California: Including a Narrative of Incidents at the Kingsmill Islands, New Ireland, New Britain, New Guinea, and Other Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
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Adventures on the Western Coast of South America, and the Interior of California: Including a Narrative of Incidents at the Kingsmill Islands, New Ireland, New Britain, New Guinea, and Other Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

By Coulter, John.

London: Longman, Brown, Green, 1847. 2 vols. xxiv, 288, 32 adverts; xii, 278, 2 adverts. pp. As Hill notes, this is the sequel to "Adventures in the Pacific" and continues the author's adventures on the English whaler "Stratford" after leaving Tahiti. "The first chapter describes a successful whale chase. The early materials on California and Melanesia are of importance."—Hill 386 Cowan, p. 145. Howes C-802. This set is in very good condition, pages untrimmed, with terminal ads. Rebound in quarter calf over marbled boards.

$650.00