The Voyages, Dangerous Adventures And imminent Escapes of Captain Richard Falconer: containing the Laws, Customs, and Manners of the Indians in America; his Shipwrecks; his Marrying an Indian Wife; his narrow Escape from the Island of Dominico, &c. Intermix'd with The Voyages and Adventures of THOMAS RANDAL, of Cork, pilot; with his Shipwreck in the Baltick, being the only Man that escap'd: His being taken by the Indians of Virginia, &c: Written by Himself, now alive.
: First editionPublisher
: London; W. ChetwoodCategory
Full contemporary calf, 8vo., pp. 4 (frontis, title), [vii]-viii, 72, 136, 179, 1 (ad).
The spine divided in six compartments by 5 raised bands with a missing title label in the second compartment.
Title page printed in black and red, woodcut initials, head and tailpieces.
Head and tail of the spine restored. The (deleted) handwritten name of Thomas Boardman in old ink on all three semi titles. Frontispiece laid down. Armorial bookplate of Marquis de Bassano on front pastediown.
Page 151 misnumbered 115.
The numbering of the preliminary pages is leaving the impression that one leaf is wanting, however, the book is complete as issued.
The book was published anonymously, but it is attributed to William Rufus Chetwood, although Howes remarks: "Attributed also to Benjamin Victor and Daniel Defoe".
Subsequent editions were published in 1724, 1734 (2 editions), 1764 and 1769.
Howes C356, Sabin 23723.
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