Narrative of the Briton's Voyage, to Pitcairn's Island


Publication Date: 1817
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Title: Narrative of the Briton's Voyage, to ...

Publication Date: 1817

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition


SHILLIBEER, JOHN. A Narrative of the Briton's Voyage, to Pitcairn's Island. Taunton: For the author, by J. W. Marriott; published by Law and Whittaker, 1817. [4], iii, [3], 179, [2] p. 16 etchings on 12 plates (some folding). Contemporary calf, central blindstamped design on covers, gilt decoration (outer hinges cracked). Plates and facing pages foxed, just a hint of mustiness. Contemporary bookplate. First edition. The Briton visited Rio de Janeiro and sailed along the coast of Chile and Peru after being ordered to the Pacific Ocean. A large part of Shillibeer's narrative concerns Pitcairn's Island. Much interesting information is provided by John Adams, the last survivor oF the Bounty crew. In the context of visits to other places, Shillibeer discusses Captain David Porter and Commodore George Anson, among others. Hill 1563; Borba de Moraes p. 796. Bookseller Inventory # 14656

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