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Captain Henry Wilson

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

Published: Luke White, Dublin, 1788

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition 1788. Printed in Dublin.

Beautifully rebound in full-leather.

Brown full-leather with gilt borders.

Raised bands with gilt borders.

Contrasting morocco title labels.

Gilt ship panel vignettes.

"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."

Recorded shipping weight 3000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 22 x 14.5 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0657087803
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