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An account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed from the journals and communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and some of his officers, who, in August 1783, were there shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a packet belonging to the Honourable East India Company
printed for G. Nicol, London 1788 - First edition, 4to, pp. xxvii, [1], 378, [1]; frontispiece portrait, 3 folding maps, one folding view, and 12 plates (complete); full contemporary gilt-tooled tree calf recently rebacked, original red gilt morocco spine label, marbled endpapers; edges a bit scuffed, ownership rubber stamp on title page, else very good and sound. Contemporary manuscript ownership signature on title page of "S.B. Fludyer," most likely Sir Samuel Brudenell Fludyer, Second Baronet (1759-1833).Hill, Pacific Voyages, p. 160: "In 1783 the Antelope, commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, ran onto a reef near one of the Palau Islands, a previously unexplored group, and was wrecked. The entire crew managed to get safely ashore, where they were well treated by the natives and eventually managed to build a small vessel from the wreck in which they reached Macao. They took Prince Lee Boo, one of King Abba Thulle's sons, with them to England, where he made a very good impression; he unfortunately soon died of smallpox."ESTC T122142. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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