Captain Henry Wilson - An Account Of The Pelew Islands, Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean - 1788

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Captain Henry Wilson - An Account Of The Pelew Islands, Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean - 1788
Bindings, History, Illustrated, Travels - Quantity: 1 - Book

"Composed From The Journals And Communications Of Captain Henry Wilson,
And Some Of His Officers, Who, In August 1783,
Were There Shipwrecked, In The Antelope."

First edition 1788. Large format.
Beautifully rebound in half-leather.

Light brown leather over marbled boards.
Raised bands with gilt borders.
Contrasting morocco title labels.
Gilt panel vignettes.
New endpapers.
xxvii, [1], 378 pages, [1].
Frontispiece portrait plate [restored].
Fold-out chart of the islands.
4 full-page illustrations and 1 fold-out panoramic [of seven].
7 full-page plates.

"Keate's narrative of the shipwreck of the Antelope off the hitherto
unexplored Pelew Islands in 1783 includes a full and interesting
description of the manners and customs of the islanders. Constructing
a small ship from the wreckage, the crew managed to reach Macao, and
eventually arrived safely in England. They took with them Prince Lee Boo,
one of the King's sons, but he unfortunately died of smallpox."

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Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Bindings, History, Illustrated, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Captain Henry Wilson
Book Title
An Account Of The Pelew Islands, Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1788
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
G. Nicol., London
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
379
Dimensions
35×31 cm
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