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Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the

KEATE, GEORGE

Publication Date: 1788
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KEATE, GEORGE. 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. London: For G. Nicol, 1788. 4to. xxvii, [1], 378 p. + errata leaf. Frontis., folding map, and 15 plates. Modern full leather (neat but a trifle amateur, covers a bit warped). Unobtrusive dampstain on corner of frontispiece, else a clean, wide-margined copy. "D. of Grafton, 1788," on title. Modern bookplate. First edition of one of the classic shipwreck narratives. In 1783 the Antelope, Henry Wilson captain, ran onto a reef near the then-unexplored Palau Islands, and was wrecked. The crew all got safely ashore, where they were well-treated by the natives. Eventually they were able to build a small vessel which they sailed to Macao. The narrative by Keate was immensely popular and passed through many editions. Hill, Pacific Voyages, p. 160. Bookseller Inventory # 11299


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Title: Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in ...

Publication Date: 1788

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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