Byron of the Wager. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: SHANKLAND, Peter

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SHANKLAND, Peter. Byron of the Wager. NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (1975). First US Printing. Pp 288. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, red cloth. "The wreckof the Wager, next to the mutiny on the Bounty, stands as one of the most powerful true adventure stories in the history of the sea. Based in part onjournals kept by Midshipman John Byron - future grandfather to the poet - the narrative follows the voyage of the Wager, a 40-gun English supply shipdetailed to accompany a squadron searching for Spanish treasure ships in t he Pacific. After a safe passage from England in 1740, the Wager was partedfrom her squadron in terrible weather rounding Cape Horn and was driven as hore on the Pacific coast of Tierra del Fuego..." - from the dj. Vg-fine indj. 27.50

Title: Byron of the Wager. First American Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: SHANKLAND, Peter

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1975,:

Seller ID: 22342

Keywords: NAUTICAL UNITED KINGDOM SHIPWRECKS NAVAL SOUTH AMERICA CAPE HORN ENGLISH BRITISH NAVY RN,