Lot 40 of 305:
Peter Corney Voyages in the Northern Pacific 1896  

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$300 - $500

Title:
Voyages in the Northern Pacific. Narrative of Several Trading Voyages from 1813 to 1818, Between the Northwest Coast of America, the Hawaiian Islands and China, with a Description of the Russian Establishments on the Northwest Coast. Interesting Early Account of Kamehameha's Realm; Manners and Customs of the People, Etc...
Author:
Corney, Peter
Place:
Honolulu
Publisher:
Thos. G. Thrum
Date:
1896
Description:
xii, (84), 75A-84A, 85-138, v, [1] ads pp. 18.5x12 cm. (7¾x4½"), original stiff wrappers with woodcut of sailing vessel on front panel. First Edition in book form. W. D. Alexander, an eminent Hawaiian scholar, well summarizes this notable work: "[The] narrative is a valuable contribution to the history . . . of the Hawaiian Islands. In particular, it throws much light on the proceedings of the Russians here in 1815-1817, on the mutiny and piracy of the crew of the Argentine cruiser, Santa Rosa, her recapture by Capt. Bouchard of the frigate Argentina, and their homeward voyage, including the sack and burning of Monterey, California." Cowan, p. 143 ("many unusual details"); Forbes, Hawaiian Bib., 4726 ("An important work."); Graff 879 ("quite interesting"); Howes C779. Bookplate of D.Q. Troy.
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Condition:
Some rubbing to spine and other minor wear to wrappers; near fine, in modern folding cloth box.
 
Item number:
211952
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