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The Voyage of the Raccoon : A 'Secret' Journal of a Visit to Oregon, California and Hawaii, 1813-1814

Hussey, John A.[editor]

Published by The Book Club of California, San Francisco, California, 1958
Condition: Collectible-Fine Hardcover
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Book Club Publication Number 99. 400 copies printed by Taylor & Taylor. A prospectus issued by the Book Club has been included, folded sheet. xxvii, 36 pages; facsimiles, chart; marbled boards with black cloth spine. The H.M.S. Raccoon, under the command of Captain Black was sent to the mouth of the Columbia River to seize the 'Astorian' settlement from the Americans, but it was sold to the North West Company, a Canadian partnership, before its arrival. Edited by John A. Hussey, NPS historian, with extracts from the 'secret' journal give an account of California, Hawaii, and Oregon between 1813 and 1815. Among sketches included are views of the San Francisco Presidio, Monterey, and a chart of the mouth of the Columbia River for 1792. The introduction gives an excellent account of the 'Racoon's' voyage in the Pacific in pursuit of 'war prizes'. Fine clean copy, with the original 1958 invoice from the Book Club. Bookseller Inventory # 14325

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Title: The Voyage of the Raccoon : A 'Secret' ...

Publisher: The Book Club of California, San Francisco, California

Publication Date: 1958

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Rusk, Henry

Book Condition:Collectible-Fine

Edition: First Edition

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