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Journal of a cruise among the islands of the Western Pacific, including the Feejees and others inhabited by the Polynesian negro races, in Her Majesty's ship

Journal of a cruise among the islands of the Western Pacific, including the Feejees and others inhabited by the Polynesian negro races, in Her Majesty's ship "Havannah"

by ERSKINE, John E

Condition: Near Fine


1853 1st ed Erskine Journal of Cruise Pacific Islands Tonga Fiji Polynesia MAP

John Erskine was an important 19th-century officer in the Royal Navy who is best remembered for his appointment on the HMS Havannah in Australia. While aboard the ship, he toured a number of South Pacific islands including Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, New Hebrides, and New Caledonia. The events of this voyage were published in 1853 under the title 'Journal of a Cruise' in which Erskine describes the native people groups, island life, canoe travel and fishing, costumes and clothing, landscapes and geography, and much more.

This rare first edition is illustrated with engravings in chromolithograph and monochrome colors as well as folding map of the ship's route.

Item number: #6896

Price: $599

ERSKINE, John E

Journal of a cruise among the islands of the Western Pacific, including the Feejees and others inhabited by the Polynesian negro races, in Her Majesty's ship "Havannah"

London : John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1853. First edition.

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages

o [vi], [1], 488, [2]

o Illustrations throughout and one folded map

· References: Abbey Travel 602;

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight and secure

· Size: ~8.5in X 6in (22cm x 14.5cm)

· Rare with auction records and price comparisons at $1,200

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  • Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 6896
  • Title: Journal of a cruise among the islands of the Western Pacific, including the Feejees and others inhabited by the Polynesian negro races, in Her Majesty's ship "Havannah"
  • Author: ERSKINE, John E
  • Format/binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1853
  • Keywords: 1853 1st ed Erskine Journal of Cruise Pacific Islands Tonga Fiji Polynesia MAP rare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian


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