[PALTOCK, Robert (1697-1767) ]. The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, A Cornish Man: Relating particularly, his Shipwreck near the South Pole ... his there meeting with a Gawry or flying Woman ... taken from his own Mouth, in his Passage to England, from off Cape Horn in America ... By R.S.. London: for J. Robinson and R. Dodsley, 1751.
2 volumes, 12° (159 x 97mm). 6 engraved plates, one folding, by Boitard, woodcut ornaments and initials, last 5 pages of advertisements in vol.II. (A few leaves slightly spotted.) 19th-century speckled calf, double gilt fillet round covers, spines gilt in compartments with red and blue lettering pieces, by De Coverley (slightly rubbed). Provenance: Cardiff Castle bookplate.
FIRST EDITION of one of the great English imaginary voyages. Sabin 58394; Gove, Imaginary Voyages in Prose Fiction (1941) pp 320ff; Negley Utopian Literature (1977) 884 (2)