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A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the Direction of Captain Edwards In the Years 1790, 1791, and 1792 by George Hamilton - 1st Edition - 1793 - from E C Books (SKU: 032262)

A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the Direction of Captain Edwards In the Years 1790, 1791, and 1792

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A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the Direction of Captain Edwards In the Years 1790, 1791, and 1792

by George Hamilton

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  • fair
  • hardcover
  • First
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Berwick: Printed by and for W Phorson; B. Law and Son, 1793 An extremely scarce 1st edition copy. Classed as 'fair' because it is lacking the frontispiece portrait and has been rebound in a more recent (?1960's) full leather binding. HMS Pandora was sent to recover The Bounty after the famous mutiny. It sailed on 7 November 1790 and picked up 14 of the mutineers before running aground on the Great Barrier Reef. George Hamilton was the ship's surgeon and the only eye-witness to write up an account of the voyage. This copy is in newer full leather with raised bands and faintly tooled title and author to the spine. New page marker. Contents: initial blank; title page; text 161pp; blank; table of latitudes and longitudes pp 163/4; blank. Page edges are untrimmed and the text is in very good clean condition with light toning to paper. There are some interesting pieces of ephemera: a letter from a previous owner to the Daily Telegraph in 1961, telling them about the book because they had read about a diver possibly sighting the wreck. The Daily Telegraph returned it with their card pinned to the top in acknowledgment - but the owner notes that it was not published; a newspaper cutting about the Pandora Inn and an advertisement for a book sale where the owner presumably bought the book.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032262
Title
A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the Direction of Captain Edwards In the Years 1790, 1791, and 1792
Author
George Hamilton
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Fair
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed by and for W Phorson; B. Law and Son
Place of Publication
Berwick
Date published
1793
Keywords
Pandora; Voyage of the Pandora; George Hamilton; eighteenth century voyages; The Bounty; mutineers; ship wreck
Bookseller catalogs
HISTORY; TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY;
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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