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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
London, Printed for Captain Wilson, 1789. . First Octavo Edition, the three previous issues having all been in quarto; pp. x, 271; portrait frontispiece, 3 portraits as issued; original full leather binding, title lettered in gilt on spine, pages browned, chipping to edges of spine, a good copy. Hill, Pacific Voyages, p. 160, citing the first edition of 1788: "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.".
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