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Coulter, John
ADVENTURES ON THE WESTERN COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA, AND THE INTERIOR OF CALIFORNIA: INCLUDING A NARRATIVE OF INCIDENTS AT THE KINGSMILL ISLANDS, NEW IRELAND, NEW BRITAIN, NEW GUINEA, AND OTHER ISLANDS IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN...
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1847. Two volumes. xxiv,288pp. plus 32pp. of advertisements; xii,278pp. plus 2pp. of advertisements. Half title in both volumes. Original blindstamped blue cloth, spines gilt, binder's ticket on rear pastedown of first volume. Early ownership inscription on front free endpapers of both volumes. Moderate wear to boards, heads of spines expertly repaired, spines slightly sunned. Hinges with a touch of light wear. Very clean internally. Very good. In modern cloth slipcase. A sequel to the author's ADVENTURES IN THE PACIFIC... (1845), in which he describes visits to various South Pacific islands. In the present work Coulter continues his narrative after leaving Tahiti aboard the whaler Stratford, including early accounts of California (San Francisco, Santa Catalina, Indians, and bear hunting), Hawaii, numerous South Pacific islands, as well as a successful whale hunt. The Hill catalogue states that the descriptions of California and Melanesia "are of importance." HILL 386. FORSTER 31. SABIN 17143. HOWES C802. COWAN, p.145. PALAU 64066. GRAFF 886. FORBES 1633.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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