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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 by George Keate - Hardcover - 3rd Edition - 1789 - from E C Books (SKU: 031677)

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

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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

by George Keate

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LONDON: Printed for Captain Wilson and sold by G Nicol, 1789 A good copy of this famous account, first published a year earlier in 1788. With 17 plates, 12 of which are folding. In a good half leather binding - the spine has a red leather title label and gilt compartments and is newer than the marbled boards. The newer leather is in very good condition; the boards have wear, particularly to edges. All page edges are gilt. There is an ink signature on the front pastedown - ? Mr Dickinson, Thorncroft Workington and then Cornsickle, Whitehaven 1882. With frontispiece portrait of Captain Wilson, title page (with small pencil note), dedication, folding chart of the Pelew Islands, Introduction, contents list and text including 7 plates of objects, 3 additional portraits, 3 views, 1 large folding view and 1 plan. The frontispiece and title page have some spotting and there is a little worming to the bottom in the gutter. P 215 has a small area of loss to the outer edge. Otherwise, the text pages are generally very clean and in very good condition. The plates are of different paper and tend to browning or spotting particularly at the edges.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
031677
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 to the Honourable East India Company
Author
George Keate
Illustrator
I Plott, H Kingsbury, T Malcon, W & J Walker,M Devis, H Wilson
Format/binding
Half-Leather
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
3rd Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for Captain Wilson and sold by G Nicol
Place of Publication
LONDON
Date published
1789
Keywords
the antelope, East India Company, eighteenth century voyages, pelew islands,
Bookseller catalogs
HISTORY; TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY;

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E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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