AWNSHAM CHURCHILL (d.1728) and JOHN CHURCHILL (fl.1695), compilers
A Collection of Voyages and Travels, some now first Printed from Original Manuscripts, others now first Published in English. London: Messrs. Churchill for John Walthoe, Thomas Wotton and others, 1732. 6 volumes, 2° (355 x 220mm). List of subscribers with engraved arms of subscribers, 2 engraved frontispieces and engraved portraits of John Nieuhoff and Philip Baldaeus, 163 engraved plans, maps, views and diagrams, many double-page, some folding and mounted on guards, numerous engraved and woodcut illustrations. (Occasional very light staining, some paper flaws and short tears, some worming to vols. I-IV & VI sometimes affecting letters and plates.) Contemporary Cambridge-panelled calf, boards blind-tooled, modern calf spines gilt in compartments, red and green gilt morocco lettering-pieces, red speckled edges (rebacked, old repairs, a little rubbed and scuffed, endpapers frayed). Provenance: The Earl of Roden, Knight of St Patrick (bookplate on upper pastedowns of vols. I-V) -- case and shelf labels on upper pastedowns of vols. I-V.
SECOND, ENLARGED EDITION. Originally published in 1704 in four volumes, this edition includes an additional two volumes. By the third edition, published in 1744-47, the work had grown to eight volumes. This 'very valuable collection' (Cox) is notable both for its wide range and for drawing upon original accounts. It includes the voyages of Nieuhoff, Baldaeus and Thomas Phillips. Cf. Borba de Moraes, p.181-5; cf. Hill 295; cf. NMM 33; Sabin 13016. (6)