Gerstaecker, Frederick (1816-1872)

Published by Allison, New York, 1881
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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New York: Allison, 1881. Edition not indicated, but a neatly penned gift inscription is dated 1887. Slight spotting to ornate cloth, some foxing within, mainly a tight pleasant copy. From the German, with preface by translator Lascelles Wraxall. Pirate adventure; aborigines; voyages to Tonga Island, Java, Malaysia; big-game hunting, and Robinsonade elements, incorporating a lot of natural history and folklore. Gerstaecker, a German Jew and celebrated opera singer literally inspired by "Robinson Crusoe," set out by sea seeking a life of adventure, and would spend several years as a hunter and trapper in Indian Territory, North America, and even ran a hotel in Point Coupee, Louisiana, in 1842. He would later make it to the South Seas, Australia, West Indies, Egypt, Abyssinia.which would inspire some 44 books of travel or adventure both fiction and nonfiction. Bookseller Inventory # 3840

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Publisher: Allison, New York

Publication Date: 1881

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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