BURCHETT, JOSIAH A complete history of the most remarkable transactions at sea, from the earliest accounts of time to the concl...
. London: Printed by W. B. for J. Walthoe, 1720. First edition. Modern cloth, edges stained red. 12 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches (32 x 19.5 cm); frontispiece, portrait, 9 maps after Moll, title in red and black, , 800,  pp. Explorers Club bookplate to pastedown and blindstamp to title and one map, frontispiece and title soiled, ink numerals to preface, three maps browned, thumb-soiling and small stains.
Josiah Burchett (1666-1746) was first a clerk to Samuel Pepys and later served for fifty years as Secretary of the Admiralty in England. This work is considered "the first general naval history written in the English language" (ODNB). Sabin 9205.
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