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    "An Authentic Account of Adventures So Extraordinary That It Was Regarded as Little More Than a Romance..."

    John Cockburn. A Faithful Account of the Distresses and Adventures of John Cockburn, Mariner, And Five other Englishmen; Who Were taken Prisoner by a Spanish Pyrate; treated in the most Inhuman Manner; set on Shore, on an Uninhabited Island, Naked and Wounded, and obliged to Travel over Land from the Gulf of Honduras to the Great South-Sea, Being 2400 Miles...The Second Edition. To which is annexed The Travels of Mr. Nicholas Whitington, a Factor in the East-Indies... London: C. Rivington, 1740. Second Edition. Octavo. viii, 349, [3, catalog] pages. Fold-out map frontispiece, decorated head-piece, tail-pieces, and initials. Separate title page for Whitington's work with publisher's device. Illustrated horse and books bookplate of "Thomas Percival, Esquire" on front pastedown. Bound in full brown contemporary calf nicely rebacked, five raised bands with gilt lettering spine. Boards rubbed and scratched. Endpapers with bleedthrough and transfer around their margins from leather turn-ins. Pages with occasional minor smudges or stains.

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    Cockburn was captured by pirates in the Caribbean and left on an uninhabited island. He and his fellow seamen reached Mexico and trekked across Central America to Panama, reaching England in 1732. "An authentic account of adventures so extraordinary that it was regarded as little more than a romance by contemporaries". Hill 324. (1735 edition). Howgego I, C137.

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