Sign In | Register

An Account Of the Pelew Islands

By Keate, George




Available copies: An Account Of the Pelew Islands By Keate, George


Showing best matches | Show all copies

image of Account of the Pelew Islands

Account of the Pelew Islands

KEATE George

1788. KEATE, George. 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. The Second Edition. London: Printed for Captain Wilson, 1788. Quarto, original three-quarter calf, original marbled boards, uncut. $1750.Second edition, published in the same year as the first, with 15 full-page engraved plates (several folding), frontispiece portrait and folding map.“In August 1783, the Antelope, commanded by Henry Wilson, of the East India Company’s Marines, ran on a rock near one of the Pelew Islands, and became a wreck. This group of islands had been sighted by the Spaniards and others, but had never been explored. Captain Wilson and his crew escaped safely to shore. He and his men were well treated by the natives, and in time they managed to build a small vessel from the wreck, in which they were able to reach Macao, taking with them… one of the king’s sons. Wilson brought him to England where he was lionized and created a very good impression; he, however, unfortunately died of small-pox” (Cox II, 302-3). With superb copper-plates of inhabitants, views, tools, etc. Signatures and bookplate on front endpapers of members of the Chamberlain family, including that of Joseph Chamberlain dated 1789. Occasional light pencil marginalia.Several leaves with early repairs to closed tears and restoration to margins, repair covers text on pages 121-124. Some light scattered foxing or offsetting from plates. A handsome, wide-margined, uncut, large-paper copy in original boards.

trust seal

Price: $1,750.00


image of 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 Hon. East India Company

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 Hon. East India Company

KEATE, George

1789 George Keate Account of Pelew Islands Philippines War Palau South Pacific George Keate's "Account of the Pelew Islands" is a rare 18th-century description of the Pelew people and Oceania regions of the South Pacific including the Philippines and other Pacific islands. Keate wrote this work was based on the account of Henry Wilson, an English sailor in the East India Company. His ship, the Antelope, was shipwrecked off of the Palau islands. Following the premier in 1788, this book became immensely popular to readers in England, a book in which Keate described the local Pelew people as savages and drew in audiences with descriptions of unknown and unfamiliar lands. Keate's 'Account' gives descriptions of coral Reefs, manners and customs of the natives, details of battles and local wars, weapons and military tactics, canoe making, and more. This 1789 edition includes a section on the vocabulary of the Pelew language. Item number: #7076 Price: $1500 KEATE, George 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 Hon. East India Company London: Printed for Captain Wilson; And sold by G. Nicol, 1789. Third edition. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o xxvii, [1], 378 o 15 engraved-plates · References: ESTC N 16029; Lowndes 1255 · Language: English · Binding: Leather; tight & secure · Size: ~12.5in X 10.25in (31.5cm x 26cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 7076Photos available upon request.

trust seal

Price: $1,500.00


An Account of the Pelew Islands

Keate, George (1729-1797)

London: Printed for G. Nicol, 1788. Book. Illus. by Frontispiece Portrait of Capt. Wilson, Folding Map, and 15 Full Page Copper Engravings. Very Good Plus. 3/4 Leather. Firsr Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Title continued, "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". All illustrations present, as called for in the instructions to the binder. Newly bound in brown calf, with marbled boards, raised bands on the spine and elaborate gilt decoration in the spine panels, and a dark red title label. Water stain on the frontispiece and title pages, and minor stains in the margins elsewhere. An important book on what is now known as the Palau Islands, 500 miles east of the Philippines. Capta Wilson and his crew survived the destruction of their ship on a reef. The natives were hospitable and the crew in six months built a small ship in which some reached Macao. This volume also records the people and customs of the island. Popular, it went through five editions within a few years. Pages xxvi (1) directions to the binder on illustrations, and 364 plus a vocabulary (the first) of the Peleu language from pages 365 to 378..

trust seal

Price: $750.00


image of An account of the Pelew Islands..

An account of the Pelew Islands..

KEATE, George

Basel: printed by J.J. Tourneisen, 1789. Faint stain in margin of title and first few leaves.. Octavo; in a finely preserved contemporary binding of speckled polished sheep, red label. Scarce continental edition of one of the most popular eighteenth-century books on the Pacific, first published in London the previous year, and frequently reprinted and translated into a number of languages. Keate tells the story of the Antelope, wrecked in 1783 on an uncharted reef near Palau; the crew reached shore and were well treated by the natives. From the wreck they built a small boat which they managed to get to Macao, taking with them Prince Lee Boo, the son of King Abba Thule. Lee Boo travelled with them to England, but died soon after of smallpox. This account did much to reinforce the idea of the noble savage, but was also the main source for early knowledge of the Palau Islands in Micronesia.George Keate, who compiled this official account of the voyage from the papers of Wilson, the Antelope's captain, and several of his officers, 'was the author of numerous books of poetry, history and letters, who counted Captain Wilson as well as Voltaire among his friends...' (Hill).The publisher Tourneisen issued several such books of Pacific and voyaging interest: in 1788, for instance, they produced the first continental edition of the Reverend Andrew Kippis' biography of Captain Cook.

trust seal

Price: AUD $725.00
($520.91)


ACCOUNT OF THE PELEW ISLANDS

KEATE, George

1789. WILSON, Henry. KEATE, George. 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. 4th edition. a-b8, B-2C8, 2D4. xxx, [2], 408 pp. Includes folding map and two engravings (portraits). 8vo., original boards with inked title on spine. Boards worn, spine chipped, tape repair to crown. Some closed tears to a few page edges; B2 - P6 have shallow ink marks at fore-edge, not affecting text. Uncut. Map has a 4 inch closed tear at right (in ocean) repaired on reverse with tape. A good copy for binding. Text complete.

trust seal

Price: $485.00


image of An Account of the Pelew Islands (Literature of Travel, Exploration and Empire)

An Account of the Pelew Islands (Literature of Travel, Exploration and Empire)

George Keate

2001-11-15. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $419.49


ACCOUNT OF THE PELEW ISLANDS

KEATE, George

1789. KEATE, George. 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. 4th edition. a-b8, A-2C8, 2D4. XXX, [2], 408 pp. 8vo., original paper covered boards, quite worn. Spine chipped, hand-lettered title. Recent transparent tape repair to rear board at joint. Text complete, includes two portraits and map. Frontispiece has light soil in image margins, not affecting image. Light soil to title page. Map has repair to rear with no loss. Occasional light pencil markings; ink stain or scorch to edges, some margins. Rear flyleaf missing. As is.

trust seal

Price: $400.00


image of ACCOUNT OF THE PELEW ISLANDS

ACCOUNT OF THE PELEW ISLANDS

KEATE, George

1789. KEATE, George. 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. 4th edition. a-b8, A-2C8, 2D4. XXX, [2], 408 pp. 8vo., calf with gilt spine and gilt red morocco spine label. Text complete, includes two portraits but lacks map opposite introduction. Frontsipiece has shallow faint dampstain to fore-edge, not affecting image. C3 has short closed tear at fore-edge in margin; Y3 has small puncture at top fore-corner (page number removed). Pp. 220-227 have some light soiling near the bottom of the page. Occasional light foxing. Other than as noted, a very good copy.

trust seal

Price: $225.00


image of An Account of the Pelew Islands (Literature of Travel, Exploration and Empire)

An Account of the Pelew Islands (Literature of Travel, Exploration and Empire)

George Keate

2001-11-15. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $110.36


An Account Of The Pelew Islands

George Keate

2011-09-21. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $103.12


An Account Of The Pelew Islands

George Keate

2018-02-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

trust seal

Price: $98.29


Account of the Pelew Islands, An

KEATE, GEORGE

Leicester University Press. Used - Good. Ships from UK in 48 hours or less (usually same day). Your purchase helps support the African Children's Educational Trust (A-CET). Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. 100% money back guarantee. We are a world class secondhand bookstore based in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and specialize in high quality textbooks across an enormous variety of subjects. We aim to provide a vast range of textbooks, rare and collectible books at a great price. Through our work with A-CET we have helped give hundreds of young people in Africa the vital chance to get an education. We provide a 100% money back guarantee and are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest standards of service in the bookselling industry.

trust seal

Price: £ 19.95
($25.40)


trust seal

Price: £ 12.95
($16.49)