First edition of The English Circumnavigators by David Laing Purves and R. Cochrane, published in 1874.
Octavo, 831pp, . Quarter brown morocco, brown cloth boards, title in gilt on spine, decorative raised bands. Solid text block. Includes frontispiece and vignette, and complete with four fold-out global maps. St. Andrew’s College stamp opposite title page, otherwise free of marks or notations. New endpapers. An attractive example.
This work contains the following accounts of global exploration: Drake’s Voyage Round The World, Dampier’s Voyage Round The World, Anson’s Voyage Round The World and Cook’s three voyages.