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KEATE, George [1729-1797].
An Account Of The Pelew Islands, Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean. Composed From The Journals And Communications Of Captain Henry Wilson, And Some Of His Officers, Who, In August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, In The Antelope, A Packet Bel
London: Printed For G.Nicol, 1788. 4to. pp. xxvii, [1]directions to binder, 378, [1 leaf]errata. folding engraved map, engraved frontis. portrait of Wilson, engraved plan & 14 other engraved plates (1 folding). early 19th century diced russia, rebacked (corners & edges worn, some foxing to plates). First Edition. Keate's narrative of the shipwreck of the Antelope off the hitherto unexplored Pelew Islands in 1783 includes a full and interesting description of the manners and customs of the islanders. Constructing a small ship from the wreckage, the crew managed to reach Macao, and eventually arrived safely in England. They took with them Prince Lee Boo, one of the King's sons, but he unfortunately died of smallpox. [BOUND WITH:] HOCKIN, Reverend John Pearce [1773?-1831]. A Supplement To The Account Of The Pelew Islands; Compiled From The Journals Of The Panther And Endeavour, Two Vessels Sent By The Honourable East India Company To Those Islands In The Year 1790; And From The Oral Communications Of Captain H.Wilson. 4to. pp. 3 p.l., 72. 5 engraved plates (3 bound in previous item). (some foxing to plates). London: Printed For Captain Henry Wilson, By W.Bulmer And Co.; Sold By G. And W.Nicol; And J.Asperne, 1803. Hockin's supplementary work, which was added to the fifth edition of Keate (1803) and also provided as a separate to owners of earlier editions, relates the experiences of the crews of the ships Panther and Endeavour, commanded by Captain John M'Clure, sent by the East India Company to convey the unfortunate news of the death of his son to Abba Thulle, King of the is … [Click Below for Full Description]
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