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The shipwreck and adventures of Monsieur Pierre Viaud, a native of Bourdeaux, and captain of a ship
Printed for T. Davies .., 1771-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 1st English ed. Bound in contemporary acid-stained calf. Spine in six compartments. Spine head and tail chipped. Scattered foxing. Engraved frontispiece. xii, 276 pages. The story of the shipwreck on 16 February 1766 of the French ship, Le Tigre. Le Tigre was heading from Caye de St. Louis to Louisiana. It ran a ground at Dog Island (near Carrabelle FL) in 1767. During the course of Viaud's ordeal he killed and ate his slave. "In maritime annals few personal narratives seem better authenticated than this account of a shipwreck and horrifying sufferings on an island off Florida's west coast." - Howes V86. 'Probably the story of cannibalism accounted for the popularity of this narrative' (Huntress 80C). Sabin 99415; ESTC T138378. J.G. Dubois-Fontanelle. French title was: Naufrage et aventures de Monsieur Pierre Viaud.
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