BULKELEY, John, and John CUMMINS. A Voyage to the South Seas, in the Years 1740-1. Containing a faithful Narrative of the Loss of ... the Wager... The Second Edition, with Additions. Philadelphia: Reprinted by James Chattin, for the Author, 1757. 8°, (185 x 120mm). Contemporary American blind-ruled calf, rebacked retaining original paste-downs, new free endpapers, (lacks p. 193-200, browned, lower margin of title-page restored, later pencilled notes on paste-downs).
RARE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION dedicated to the Hon. William Denny, lieutenant governor of the Province of Pennsylvania by Bulkeley who had emigrated to Pennsylvania. The work includes a List of Subscribers of over 1200 distinguished names in the colonies, and includes over 80 pages of material not in the 1743 London edition including letters, testimonials and the narrative of Isaac Morris, one of eight men left ashore in Patagonia when Bulkeley and others sailed for Rio. Evans 7859. Hill, p. 39.
[William G. DIX]. Wreck of the Glide; with an account of the Life and Manners at the Fijii Islands. Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1846. 12°, (190 x 123mm). One woodcut. Original grey boards rebacked. FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by the editor on endpaper, with an A.L.s. from the author to Josiah Quincy, Cambridge, on the publication of his brother's narrative. Huntress 164. Hill, p. 218, ascribed to James Oliver.
Thomas CUBBIN. The Hurricane Wreck of the Ship 'Serica.' A Personal Narrative of Peril and Adventure. London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1870. 8° (195 x 131mm). Original brown cloth gilt, (faded). FIRST EDITION, Presentation Copy from Mary Cubbins and with signed inscription by the author on rear endpaper recto. The captain's account of her loss south of Mauritius. (3)