London: S. Baker and G. Leigh, 1768.
Second edition, same year as the first. Frontispiece, viii, 257 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf. Rebacked. Very good. Sabin 9730; Hill Collection 233. Item #316045
John Byron, midshipman on the Wager, was shipwrecked on an island off the coast of Chile. He was a member of the party who remained with Capt. David Cheap. They were imprisoned by the Spanish authorities. “Foul-Weather Jack” Byron commanded a voyage round the world on the Dolhin, 1764-6; his grandson was the poet, who drew upon the Narrative for details of the shipwreck in Don Juan (canto III).
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