Lot 58 of 312:
An Account of the Pelew Islands 1st American Edn  

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Title:
An Account of the Pelew Islands Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean. 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, A Packet belonging to the Hon. East India Company.
Author:
Keate, George
Place:
Philadelphia
Publisher:
Joseph Crukshank
Date:
1789
Description:

xx, 256 pp. (12mo) 6½x4, period full sheep, red morocco spine label. First American Edition.

First published in London the preceding year. "In 1783 the Antelope, commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, ran onto a reef near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group, and was wrecked. The entire crew managed to get safely ashore, where they were well treated by the natives and eventually managed to build a small vessel from the wreck in which they reached Macao. They took Prince Lee Boo one of the King Abba-Thulle's sons with them to England, where he made a very good impression; he unfortunately soon died of smallpox. Keate, a literary man, composed the relation from the journals and communications of Captain Wilson and some of his officers." Hill p. 160.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Small chip to edge of spine, extremities lightly rubbed; some foxing; 19th century ownership markings on preliminary leaves, modern bookplate on front pastedown; else very good.
 
Item number:
306590
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