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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 by  George (1729-1797) Keate - Hardcover - Fourth Edition - 1789 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: BOOKS006432)

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

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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

by Keate, George (1729-1797)

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xxx+408 pages with frontispiece, one additional plate and vocabulary of the Pelew language. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") Original 3/4 leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering and red label to spine. (Hill 907 & 816) Fourth edition.

In 1783, the East India Company packet, the Antelope out of Macao was shipwrecked on the Pelew islands (now Pelau or Belau in the western Carolines, in Micronesia). All the crew were saved and were the first Europeans to make contact with these islanders. They were lucky in that there was a Malay there, shipwrecked the year before, who was able to act as interpreter. Captain Henry Wilson and his crew developed unusually amicable relations with the Palauan inhabitants and participated in expeditions against their enemies. They were able to recover a great deal from the wreck and to build a new vessel, with which they sailed to Macau after a stay of just over three months. They took with them Lee Boo, who became a figure of fashionable interest in London. Using extensive interviews with Captain Wilson and other participants, including Lee Boo, George Keate wrote "An Account of the Pelew Islands". This work is distinctive in its account of the encounter between two cultures, for its anthropologically-minded account of Palauan culture and society, and as one of the fullest 18th-century accounts of a Pacific society.

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Large folding map in need of repair but complete. Corners bumped, edge wear, spine rubbed, light worming to back cover, book plate on front paste down, previous owner's name on title in neat inscription dated 1802, some shelf wear, else a good to very good copy.

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Bookseller Inventory #
BOOKS006432
Title
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
Author
Keate, George (1729-1797)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
Fourth Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for John Wilson
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1789
Keywords
ANTHROPOLOGY PACIFIC ISLANDERS
Bookseller catalogs
Anthropology; Voyages and Discovery;

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