The English Circumnavigators The Most Remarkable Voyages Round the World by English Sailors


First Edition, 1874, in beautiful red leather binding with highly decorative gold gilt-work & titles to front board, spine, & gilt to all edges, bright & fresh. Steel engraved frontis & titlepage, with frontis showing 4 cameo images of the explorers. Four excellent folding maps. Gilt decorative emblem to back board with Circus Place School Edinburgh, also stamped in gilt. The voyages, lives & discoveries of Cook, Dampier, Drake & Anson. Not foxed. Binding tight & strong with little wear/rubbing to edges/corners/spine. Award plate on verso dated 1876. Edited with notes by David Laing Purves. Printed Edinburgh, by M'Farlane and Erskine [late Schenck & M'Farlane], St James'Square. 831 pp + 16 pp of publisher's adverts. A very special book.

By: Purves, David Laing [ed]
Illustrations: Fold-out Map/ Illustrations 
Published: 1874 William P Nimmo London & Edinburgh
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Jacket Condition: Not specified
Book Condition: Very Good

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