The Voyages, Travels, And Wonderful Discoveries of Capt. John Holmesby. Containing A Series of the most Surprising and Uncommon Events, which befel the Author in his Voyage to the Southern Ocean, in the Year 1739

TitleThe Voyages, Travels, And Wonderful Discoveries of Capt. John Holmesby. Containing A Series of the most Surprising and Uncommon Events, which befel the Author in his Voyage to the Southern Ocean, in the Year 1739
Year for Search1757
AuthorsHolmesby, Capt. John [pseud.]
Date Published[1757]
PublisherPtd. for F. Noble and J. Noble
Place PublishedLondon
Annotation

Satire on contemporary foibles, particularly corruption and the desire for power. The initial inhabitants of the country of Nimpatan were healthy, vigorous, and free of vice, but they were conquered by people who established “Luxury, Vice, and Slavery”.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Modern British Utopias 1700-1850. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 8 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1997), 3: 39-97. Later ed. as The Uncommon Adventures, Voyages, Shipwreck, Travels, And Wonderful Discoveries of Capt. John Holmesby; who in a miraculous manner was preserved by a savage, while the rest of the Ship’s Crew All Perished, on their passage to the Southern Ocean; his discovering a nation hitherto unknown; with their Manners, Laws, and Customs, faithfully described by the captain. London: Ptd. and sold by S. Fisher, 1798.

Title Note

Later ed. as The Uncommon Adventures, Voyages, Shipwreck, Travels, And Wonderful Discoveries of Capt. John Holmesby [pseud.]; who in a miraculous manner was preserved by a savage, while the rest of the Ship’s Crew All Perished, on their passage to the Southern Ocean; his discovering a nation hitherto unknown; with their Manners, Laws, and Customs, faithfully described by the captain. London: Ptd. and sold by S. Fisher, 1798.

Pseudonym

John Holmesby [pseud.]

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Full Text

[1757] The Voyages, Travels, And Wonderful Discoveries of Capt. John Holmesby [pseud.]. Containing A Series of the most Surprising and Uncommon Events, which befel the Author in his Voyage to the Southern Ocean, in the Year 1739. London: Ptd. for F. Noble and J. Noble. Rpt. in Modern British Utopias 1700-1850. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 8 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1997), 3: 39-97. Later ed. as The Uncommon Adventures, Voyages, Shipwreck, Travels, And Wonderful Discoveries of Capt. John Holmesby [pseud.]; who in a miraculous manner was preserved by a savage, while the rest of the Ship’s Crew All Perished, on their passage to the Southern Ocean; his discovering a nation hitherto unknown; with their Manners, Laws, and Customs, faithfully described by the captain. London: Ptd. and sold by S. Fisher, 1798. L, O

Satire on contemporary foibles, particularly corruption and the desire for power. The initial inhabitants of the country of Nimpatan were healthy, vigorous, and free of vice, but they were conquered by people who established “Luxury, Vice, and Slavery”.