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A Voyage Round the World, from 1806 to 1812; in Which Japan, Kamschatka, the Aleutian Islands and the Sandwich Islands Were Visited... With an Account of the Present State of the Sandwich Islands, and a Vocabulary of Their Language
NY., 1817.. b/w folding map. First American edition. “An account of Cambell’s journey to China and Japan, and along the coast of Alaska. Of great value is his description of the Hawaiian Islands. Campbell became close to Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii, and became the king’s sailmaker. He built the first loom in those islands. After a shipwreck, Campbell had both his feet frozen... American imprints of this date, relating to Pacific voyages, are rare.” - Hill 245. “Campbell’s description of Kodiak is particularly valuable.” - Lada Mocarski 71. “Probably the earliest printing of a Hawaiian vocabulary in America. The American edition contains information not found in the Edinburgh edition.” - Forbes 461. See also Hunnewell p. 29. Huntress 184C. Judd 30. Pages tanned, red line under “Campbell” on title page, otherwise a very presentable copy of a scarce book. Bound in later burgundy morocco over 19th century marbled boards.
      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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