1792 Byron Narrative of VOYAGES Patagonia South America Shipwreck Wager Mutiny

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.

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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1792 Byron Narrative of VOYAGES Patagonia South America Shipwreck Wager Mutiny

 

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.

 

Item number: #5550

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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 coasts of Patagonia, … With a description of St. Jago de Chili, … Also a relation of the loss of the Wager man of war

 

London: printed for A. Millar, W. Law…, 1792.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • ix, 179
      • 179 erroneously printed as 143
    • Provenance: Handwritten
      • Richard Brooke, March 31st, 1818
        • Richard Brooke (1791-1861), was an English antiquary.
        • Before his death in 1861, Brooke had published 17 works on both the history of England and natural history.
        • Brooke’s primary research goal was to compare the statements of historians with such relics as had survived and with the traditions of the neighborhoods where the respective battles had been fought.
      • Language: English
      • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
      • Size: ~5.5in X 3.5in (14cm x 9cm)

 

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5550

Categories

Americana, American History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

BYRON, John

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete