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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. INCLUDING A NARRATIVE OF THE AUTHOR’S SHIPWRECK ON THE ISLAND OF SANNACK, AND HIS SUBSEQUENT WRECK IN THE SHIP’S LONG BOAT. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE SANDWICH ISLANDS, AND A VOCABULARY OF THEIR LANGUAGE
Edinburgh., 1816.. b/w folding map. Campbell was a Scotsman who sailed to China on an East India Company ship, then joined an American vessel which took him to Japan, Kamchatka and Alaska. His ship was wrecked off the coast there and he wintered in a Russian settlement at Kodiak. In the course of these tribulations both his feet froze and were amputated. After his stay in Kodiak he sailed to Hawaii. There, he was befriended by King Kamehameha I, and became the Royal sailmaker. Campbell gives detailed accounts of all his ports and adventures, including his later career as an innkeeper and a butcher in Rio Janeiro. Various bibliographies testify to the importance of his narrative. “Of great value is his description of the Hawaiian Islands.” -- Hill 245. “Campbell’s description of Kodiak is particularly valuable.” -- Lada Mocarski 71. “He identifies some of the earliest foreign residents of the islands, a number of whom were Botany Bay men. His keen firsthand observations on the social structure and agricultural practices of Hawaiians are of great importance” -- Forbes, 461. See also Hunnewell p. 29. Judd 30. Private library stamp at bottom of title page. A very nice copy in contemporary calf binding rebacked to match, with red spine label.
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