Matthew Flinder's Narrative of this Voyage in the Schooner Francis. John Buckland Wright.
Matthew Flinder's Narrative of this Voyage in the Schooner Francis
Matthew Flinder's Narrative of this Voyage in the Schooner Francis

Matthew Flinder's Narrative of this Voyage in the Schooner Francis

London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1946. Limited Edition. Hardcover. MATTHEW FLINDER'S NARRATIVE OF HIS VOYAGE IN THE SCHOONER FRANCIS: 1798. JOHN BUCKLAND WRIGHT. Published by London: Golden Cockerel Press. 1946. A numbered copy. 'Preceded and Followed by Notes on Flinders, Bass, the Wreck of the Sidney Cove &c, by Geoffrey Rawson: With Engravings by John Buckland Wright'. "Another Book of Daring Exploration" printed from the original manuscript. Folio: 310 x 189mm. Publisher's full green buckram. Front cover pictorially stamped in gilt with a schooner designed by John Buckland Wright. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. A near fine copy.Nine wood-engravings by John Buckland Wright: including a frontispiece, title vignette, six head-piece vignettes, and the printer's device. Also contains a map printed in black and green ink. "'Matthew Flinders' Narrative' has been designed, produced, and published, by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press, London, on Arnold's mould-made paper in 16pt. Aldine Bembo type, with Centaur initials, designed by Bruce Rogers, and Lyons capitals, designed by Louis Perrin, upon the model Latin inscriptions in 1846" (Colophon). "Bass's journal of the whaleboat voyage" (pp29-43). The principal feature of this volume is the printing in full of Flinders' 1798 'Narrative of an expedition to Furneaux Islands,' the largest island of which is named 'Flinders Island'. Limited to 750 numbered copies- this copy being No. 401. Very Good. Item #223

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