1780 Byron VOYAGES Patagonia South America Shipwreck Wager Mutiny Liechtenstein

BYRON, John

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John Byron was an 18th-century British Royal Navy officer known for his world circumnavigation, his battles in the Revolutionary War, and his authorship of ‘Narrative’, a personal memoir of his adventures at sea. This work, which provides an important perspective on the famous Wager Mutiny, describes Byron’s arrival on the Patagonian coast and his rise to Commander during the Revolution. ‘Narrative’ features a charming frontispiece of Patagonian locals; people groups that Byron encountered when he was chosen to explore South America in search of a settlement for British naval base.

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1780 Byron VOYAGES Patagonia South America Shipwreck Wager Mutiny Liechtenstein

 

John Byron was an 18th-century British Royal Navy officer known for his world circumnavigation, his battles in the Revolutionary War, and his authorship of ‘Narrative’, a personal memoir of his adventures at sea. This work, which provides an important perspective on the famous Wager Mutiny, describes Byron’s arrival on the Patagonian coast and his rise to Commander during the Revolution. ‘Narrative’ features a charming frontispiece of Patagonian locals; people groups that Byron encountered when he was chosen to explore South America in search of a settlement for British naval base.

 

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BYRON, John

 

The narrative of the Honourable John Byron, commodore in a late expedition round the world : containing an account of the great distresses suffered by himself and his companions on the coast of Patagonia, from the year 1740, till their arrival in England, 1746 : with a description of St. Jago 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

 

London : Printed for S. Baker and G. Leich [sic] … and T. Davies, 1780.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xii, 264
  • References: Sabin 9730
  • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate – Ex Libris Liechtensteinianis
    • The Prince Regnant of Liechtenstein is the monarch and head of state of Liechtenstein.
    • Based upon the approximate age of the bookplate this book belonged to either the current Prince Hans-Adam II or his father, Franz Josef II.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~25in X 4in (16cm x 10cm)

 

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12732

Categories

Military & War

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

BYRON, John

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete