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Dampier, William, 1652–1715

A collection of voyages : in four volumes. Containing I. Captain William Dampier's Voyages around the world ... II. The voyages of Lionel Wafer ... III. A voyage round the world ... By W. Funnell ... IV. Capt. Cowley's voyage round the globe. V. Capt. Sharp's journey over the Isthmus of Darien, and expedition into the South-seas. VI. Capt. Wood's voyage through the Streights of Magellan. VII. Mr. Robert's adventures and sufferings amongst the corsairs of the Levant: his description of the Archipelago islands, &c. Illustrated with maps and draughts: also several birds, fishes and plants ...

London : Printed for James and John Knapton, at the Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCXXIX [1729]
Physical Description:
4 volumes : illustrations, maps, tables ; 21 cm (8vo)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV20 .D36 1729
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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A collected issue, with additions, of William Dampier's voyages, previously published in four separate volumes, London, 1697 to 1709.
Vol. 1 has added title page: A new voyage round the world ... vol. I. By Capt. William Dampier ... The 7th edition, corrected 1729.
Vol. 2 has title: A collection of voyages. vol. II. Containing I. A supplement to the Voyage round the world ... II. Two voyages to Cuba-peachy ... III. A discourse of trade-winds, breezes, storms, seasons of the year, tides, and currents of the torrid zone ... By Capt. William Dampier ... 1729. [4th ed.].
Vol. 3 [pt. 1] has title: A voyage to New-Holland, &c. in the year 1600 ... vol. III. By Captain William Dampier. The 3d edition. 1729. [pt. 2] A continuation of a Voyage to New-Holland, &c. ... By Captain William Dampier. 1729. [pt. 3] A new voyage and description of the isthmus of America ... By Lionel Wafer. The 3d. ed. ... 1729.
Vol. 4 has title: A collection of voyages. vol. IV. Containing I. A voyage round the world. Being an account of Capt. William Dampier's expedition into the South seas ... By W. Funnell ... II. Capt. Cowley's voyage ... III. Capt. Sharp's journey ... IV. Capt. Wood's voyage ... V. Mr. Roberts's adventures ... 1729.
The voyages of Cowley, Sharp, Wood, and Roberts included in vol. 4 are from A collection of original voyages / edited by William Hacke, first printed London, 1699 and are additions to Dampier's A new voyage round the world, vols. I-IV.
Pagination: v. 1: [10], vi, 384, 387-550, [4] p., [5] leaves of plates (3 folded); v. 2: [8], 184, 132, [4], 112, [76] p., [4] folded leaves of plates; v. 3: [16], 463 [i.e. 475], [9] p., [36] leaves of plates (5 folded); v. 4: [16], 208, [8], 175, [7] p., [17] leaves of plates (7 folded).
Errors in paging: v. 3, p. 466, 467, 470, 471, 474, and 475 misnumbered 544, 456, 450, 451, 462, and 463.
Signatures: v. 1: A-2M⁸ (A1, A2 versos blank) 2N⁴; v. 2: [A]⁴ ([A]1 verso blank) B-M⁸ N⁴ 2A-2H⁸ 2I² chi² (chi1, chi2 versos blank) 3A-3G⁸ [A]-[I]⁴ [K]²; v. 3: A-2H⁸ (H3, H4 missigned G3, G4) (A1, I3, S3 verso blank) 2I²; v. 4: A-N⁸ (A1 verso blank) O⁴ 2A-2L⁸ (2A1 verso blank) 2M⁴.
Include indexes.
Bookseller's advertisements: v. 1, p. [1-4], 4th count; v. 4, p. [7], 5th count.
Woodcut head and tail pieces; initials.
European Americana, 729/69
English short title catalogue, T144458
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 18373
Brown, J.C. Bibliotheca Americana, III:428
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contempory brown calf. Armorial bookplate in volumes 2-4: The Righ Hon.ble John Ld. De la Warr.
Subject Terms:
Buccaneers -- Early works to 1800.
De La Warr, John -- Bookplate.
Latin America -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Voyages and travels -- 1600-1700.
Voyages and travels -- History -- 17th century.
Voyages and travels -- History -- 18th century.
Voyages around the world -- Early works to 1800.
Woodcuts -- 1729.
Engravings -- 1729.
Publisher's advertisements.
Booksellers' advertisements.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
James and John Knapton (Firm), publisher.
Hacke, William.
Wafer, Lionel, 1660?-1705? New voyage and description of the Isthmus of America.
Davis, Edward, active 1683-1702. Expedition of a body of English-men to the gold mines of Spanish America in 1702.
Funnell, William. Voyage round the world.
Wood, John, Captain. Voyage thro' the Streights of Magellan.
Sharpe, Bartholomew, active 1679-1682. Journal of his expedition.
Cowley, William Ambrosia. Voyage round the globe.
Robert, A., 17th cent. Voyage to the Levant.

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