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which are added, some few that have formerly appeared in English, but do now for their excellency and scarcenes deserve to be reprinted. With a general preface, giving an account of the progress of navigation from its first beginning to the perfection it is now in, &c. The whole illustrated with a great number of useful maps and cuts, all engraven on copper.
In four volumes.
is to be found under the dates of 1732, 1744, 1752, &c. Two more
and 1745. 4 Historia de la conquista de Mexico por D. Antonio de Solis.
Nueva edicion, enriquecida con diversas estampas, y aumen
tada con la vida del autor que escrivió D. Juan de Goyeneche. Folio.
Brusselas. This edition is recommended by De Bure on account of the plates.
MDCCV. 1 THE HISTORY AND PRESENT STATE OF VIRGINIA, in four parts.
1. The history of the first settlement of Virginia, and the government thereof, to the present time. II. The natural productions and conveniences of the country, suited to trade and improvement. III. The native Indians, their religion, laws and customs, in war and peace. iv. The present state of the country, as to the polity of the government, and the improvements of the land. By a native and inhabitant of the place.
London. 8vo. 15 plates. The frontispiece has “ By R. B. gent.” which is understood to stand for
R. Beverley, and not Bird, as stated by Meusel. Reprinted in 1722.
Translated into French in 1707.
tric writer, who, after having been an officer in the army, took orders and
3 *PARTY TYRANNY, or an occasional bill in miniature; as now 1705.
practised in Carolina. Humbly offered to the consideration
Attributed to the celebrated Daniel De Foe. 4 *A PLAIN
AND FRIENDLY PERSUASIVE to the inhabitants of
to enter upon her propriety, now on the continent of America. Quarto, pp. 8.
to the failure of the Scots company, says, “we are now addressing to the
pleat collection of voyages and travels: consisting of above
appears to bave been got up in competition with Churchill's Collection,
Plumier, Minime de la province de France, et Botaniste du
Folio. 172 plates.
nature, and well drawn by himself, produce a fine effect. Many hundred
Vice President of the Linnean Society.
knowledge of the American continent prior to the discoveries of Columbus.
MDCCVI. 1 A JOURNAL OF TRAVELS from New Hampshire to Caratuck, on
the continent of North America, by George Keith, A.M. late Missionary from the Society for the propagation of the gospel
in foreign parts, and now rector of Edburton, in Sussex. Quarto, pp. 96.
London. This work contains little more than an account of the sermons preached by
the author at the different places through which he travelled. George Keith is the same person who some years before defended the Quakers against Increase and Cotton Mather, but afterwards turned against the
Quakers himself, and became a Baptist. 2 AN ACCOUNT of the Society for propagating the Gospel in
foreign parts, established by the royal charter of King William III. With their proceedings and success, and hopes
of continual progress under the happy reign of Queen Anne. Quarto, pp. 97.
London. 3 HISTOIRE DE LA DECOUverte et de la conquète du Perou,
traduite de l'Espagnol d'Augustin de Zarate par S. D.C. 12mo. 2 vols.
Paris. Zarate's history of the discovery and conquest of Peru was first printed in
Spanish at Antwerp in 1555, in small octavo, afterwards in 1577 at Seville, in folio, and in Barcia's Historiadores in 1749. It was translated into English by T. Nicholas, and printed in 1581, in small quarto, black letter. “Zarate's history, whether we attend to its matter or composition, is a book of considerable merit, as he had opportunities to be well informed, 1706. and seems to have been inquisitive with respect to the manners and transactions of the Peruvians; great credit is due to his testimony." Robertson.
1 A NEW
Gov. Archdale introduced the cultivation of rice into Carolina. 2 MEMORIAL of the present deplorable state of New England under Joseph Dudley, esq.
Boston, N. E. Quarto.
A copy in the British Museum. 3 A MODEST ENQUIRY into the grounds and occasions of a late
pamphlet, intituled, A Memorial of the present deplorable
state of New England. By a disinterested hand. London. Quarto, p. 30.
Contains the foregoing memorial, and the defence of Gov. Dudley.
&c. to the crown of England, lately presented to Sir Nath.
In the British Museum. 5 A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD. Containing an account of
Captain Dampier's expedition into the South Seas in the ship St. George, in the year 1703 and 1704. With his various adventures, engagements, &c. and a particular and exact description of several islands in the Atlantick Ocean, the Brazilian coast, the passage round Cape Horn, and the coasts of Chili, Peru, and Mexico. Together with the author's voyage from Amapalla, on the west coast of Mexico, to East India. His passing by three unknown islands, and through a new discovered streight near the coast of New Guinea. His arrival at Amboyna. With a large description of that and
other spice islands; as also of Batavia, the Cape of Good Hope, &c. their rivers, harbours, plants, animals, inhabitants, &c. With divers maps, draughts, figures, plants, and animals. By William Funnell, mate to Captain Dampier.
London. 8vo. “Funnell arrived in England before Captain Dampier, and seized on the
opportunity to compose a relation of the voyage, a task for which he was ill qualified, and which he performed with disadvantage to the public, Funnell's narrative was published in 1707 by Knapton the bookseller, who being the publisher of three volumes of the voyages of Dampier, drawn up from his own manuscript journals, should have distinguished the difference, and not have obtruded Funnel's narrative into the same collection ; but he was tempted by the favourable reception of the former volumes. The public were thus punished with a fourth volume to Dampier's Voyages, which contains not a word of Dampier's writing, but much that he disapproved. Funnell's narrative must now be allowed to retain its rank as fourth volume of Dampier's Voyages, as no other authentic account of that voyage has appeared, or can be expected to appear. The volume, however,
would be better naturalized if it were made to include the following work.” 6 *Capt. Dampier's VINDICATION of his voyage in the ship St.
George; with some small observations for the present on Mr.
pier points out several misrepresentations made by Funnell, and accuses him of having pirated from charts and papers with which he had been intrusted, but of which, Dampier says, be afterwards rendered a very
slender account, pretending that some of them were lost.” Burney. 7 *AN ANSWER To Capt. DAMPIER's Vindication of his voyage to
the South Seas in the ship St. George ; with particular observations on his ungenerous, false, and barbarous usage to his ship's crew. By John Welbe, midshipman on board Capt. Dampier's ship.
London. Quarto, pp. 8. 8 A VOYAGE TO THE ISLANDS Madeira, Barbados, Nieves, S.
Christophers and Jamaica, with the natural history of the herbs and trees, four-footed beasts, fishes, birds, insects, reptiles, &c. of the last of those islands; to which is prefixed an introduction, wherein is an account of the inhabitants, air, waters, diseases, trade, &c. of that place, with some relations concerning the neighbouring continent and islands of America, Illustrated with the figures of the things described,