# 16588

ADAMS, John

Modern voyages : Containing a Variety of Useful and Entertaining Facts, Respecting the Expeditions and the Principal Discoveries of Cavendish, Dampier, Monk, Spilbergen, Anson, Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Bougainville, Dixon, Portlock, Paterson, and others… For the amusement and instruction of youth of both sexes

$1,500.00 AUD

In two volumes. London: Printed for G. Kearsley, 1790. Vol. I: pp. xii, 358;  vol. II: pp. xii, 374, [10] (publisher’s catalogue). Octavo, contemporary full brown calf, spines numbered & ruled in gilt. Very good; some slight soiling, bookplate to front pastedown of each volume, pp. 323­- 326 loosening in volume one, joints weakening. Includes details of the new settlement at Botany Bay / Port Jackson. One of the earliest children’s books relating to Australia.
Ferguson 58; Beddie 330; Forbes 179; Muir 27; not in Osborne.