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Journal of a cruise of the United States schooner Dolphin among the islands of the Pacific Ocean; and a visit to the Mulgrave Islands, In pursuit of the mutineers of the whale ship Globe
G. & C. & H. Carvill, New York 1831 - Full-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. Rebacked and recased in contemporary brown faux leather with gold titles. New endpapers. 258 pages. Pages unmarked except for light endemic browing and spotting.The title page indiactes that a map was included with this volume; there is no map in the text or included as a fold-out; else a very nice restored copy. Hiram Paulding (1797-1878) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, who served from the War of 1812 until after the Civil War. In 1838. Paulding was First Officer of the Schooner 'Dolphin' serving under Lieutenant (later Captain) John "Mad Jack" Percival, when the Dolphin was ordered to track down the mutineers of the Nantucket whaleship 'Globe'. Paulding played a pivotal role in the rescue of two innocent sailors from the 'Dolphin', and determining that the rmutineers had either died fighting each other, or had been killed by natives. Reads like adventure fiction. A colourful episode from a bygone era of American Naval history. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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