A Narrative of the extraordinary Adventures, by CAMPBELL, Donald (1751-1804).

CAMPBELL, Donald (1751-1804).

A Narrative of the extraordinary Adventures, and Sufferings by Shipwreck & Imprisonment, of Donald Campbell, Esq. of Barbreck: with the Singular Humours of his Tartar Guide, Hassan Artaz; comprising the Occurrences of Four Years and Five Days, in an Overland Journey to India. The Third Edition. Faithfully abstracted from Capt. Campbell’s ‘Letters to his Son’. London, Vernor and Hood, 1798.

‘Third’ Edition. 12mo, (175 x 95 mm), engraved frontispiece and pp. xi, [i], 276, text browned in part and with scattered foxing and small stains, in modern plain red cloth, marbled endpapers.

A scarce edition, sadly rebound, of this entertaining autobiographical account of Rear Admiral Donald Campbell’s adventures, travels across Europe and the Middle East, his shipwreck off the coast of India, his imprisonment by Hyder Ali and the death of his fellow traveller, Mr Hall, in prison. This is a reading copy of a highly readable narrative.

ESTC t144868, listing BL, NLS and Alberta only.

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