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Torrey's Narrative: or, the Life and Adventures of William Torrey

TORREY, William

Publication Date: 1848
From G.S. MacManus Co., ABAA (Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S.A.)

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TORREY, William. Torrey's Narrative: or, the Life and Adventures of William Torrey. Who for the Space of 25 Months, within the Years 1835, '36 and '37, Was Held a Captive by the Cannibals of the Marquesas, (a Group of Islands in the South Sea,) among Whom He Was Cast from the Wreck of the Brig Doll, Capt. ____, of Otaheite, of Which Wreck Himself, and One Shipmate, Can Alone Tell the Sad Tale. Also, for Many Years Served in the Several Capacities Requisite for Seamen, on Both English and American Merchants' Ships. Written by Himself. Boston: Press of A.J. Wright, 1848. 1st ed. 30pp. Portrait frontis., illus., plates. Orig. gilt-pictorial cloth decorated in blind. Minor chipping to spine ends, light scattered foxing, else a very good copy. HOWES T-305. Jenkins, p. 151. Torrey went to sea in a whaler out of New Bedford and served on several whaling, sealing, and merchant voyages over 14 years. "Includes several whaling cruises in the Pacific in the 1830s, with visits to Hawaii, Marquesas . Fanning Island."--Forster 96. Bookseller Inventory # 62640

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Title: Torrey's Narrative: or, the Life and ...

Publication Date: 1848

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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