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A Narrative of Voyages and Travels
Bos., 1817.. b/w plates, one fldg. A remarkable book by this Duxbury sea captain whose Pacific voyages included stops at Palau, Hawaii, the Galapagos, Manila, Canton, Macao, New Guinea, Australia and the East Indies. His work was the source for Melville’s “Benito Cerino”, and his account of the Bounty was the first published in America. The folding plate on p. 135 is a chart of Pitcairn Island with recognition views inset. Hill p. 83. Howes D-233. Hunnewell p. 34. Judd. 51. Scattered foxing and spotting but a nice copy of this important narrative in a contemporary calf binding with gold tooling and spine rules.
      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
Last Found On: 2013-08-01           Check availability:      Biblio    

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