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Interesting particulars of the loss of the American ship Hercules, capt. William Stout, on the coast of Caffraria, June 16, 1796; the consequent sufferings and subsequent adventures of the crew, during a long and painful journey over the Southern regions of Africa, to the Cape of Good Hope.
- London, Thomas Tegg, (1809).Sm.8vo. Modern boards. With folding aquatint plate depicting the 'wreck of the Hercules East Indiaman, on the coast of Caffraria' (mounted; small tear rep.). 28 pp.* Extracted from the collection, Mariner's marvelous Magazine or wonders of the ocean, containing narratives of the most noted shipwrecks and disasters at sea. - Stout, after a voyage to India, chartered his ship to the East India Company, and sailed from Bengal for London with a cargo of rice. The ship encountered a terrible gale which strained her so that she became unmanageable. It was decided that the only hope was to run the ship ashore, and sail was set for the African coast. Practically the whole crew reached shore safely, and against all expectations the natives, Caffres, were friendly. They guided Stout and about half of the crew to the Dutch settlements, from which wagons were sent back for the others. Stout's narrative has been one of the popular accounts of shipwreck, reprinted again and again (Huntress p.43). - Rare popular edition.Huntress 153C; Mendelssohn I, p.445. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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