The Life of the Celebrated Francis Drake, the first English Circumnavigator. Reprinted from the Biographia Britannica. DRAKE, John CAMPBELL.

The Life of the Celebrated Francis Drake, the first English Circumnavigator. Reprinted from the Biographia Britannica.

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1828. First separate edition, large 8vo, (vi), 58 pp. Portrait frontispiece plus one further plate, some light foxing, top edge of one leaf carelessly opened, contemporary signature of the corrupt East End politician Joseph Merceron to fly leaf, later bookplate of the Naval author John Winton (pseud., John Pratt) to paste down. Original boards, a few marks, paper label to upper cover, later paper spine. "Biographia Britannica" originally appeared in six volumes from 1747 to 1766. Item #19335

Price: £125.00

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