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Jewitt, John R[ogers. b. 1783]
The ADVENTURES And SUFFERINGS Of JOHN R. JEWITT, Only Survivor of the Ship Boston; During a Captivity of Nearly Three Years Among the Savages of Nootka Sound; With an Account of the Manners, Mode of Living, and Religious Opinions of the Natives
Reprinted for Archd. Constable & Co. and Hurst Robinson & Co, Edinburgh / London, 1824. iv, [2], 237, [1 (blank)] pp. Edges untrimmed. 12mo. 7-1/4" x 4-1/8" First published in 1815, and oft subsequently republished [as here], this one of the "best-known and most popular of the early narratives of adventure on the western coast. . While trading at Nootka Sound, the vessel was seized by natives because the captain had insulted their chief, Maquinna, and all her crew were massacred with the exception of Jewitt and his comrade John Thompson. . the work gives many particulars concerning the life and habits of the Indians of Vancouver Island, together with a three-page vocabulary and the war-song of the Nootka tribesmen." (Hill). An uncommon edition of this piece of Americana. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG (bit of age-toning/occasional spot of browning). Modern half calf binding with marbled paper boards 1st edition thus (Ayer 156; Sabin 36123). 1st published in 1815 (cf. Hill 887). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
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