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Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Paul Cuffee, A Pequot Indian: During Thirty Years Spent at Sea, and in Traveling in Foreign Lands by  Paul CUFFEE - First Edition - 1839 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 414499)

Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Paul Cuffee, A Pequot Indian: During Thirty Years Spent at Sea, and in Traveling in Foreign Lands

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Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Paul Cuffee, A Pequot Indian: During Thirty Years Spent at Sea, and in Traveling in Foreign Lands

by CUFFEE, Paul

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Vernon, [New York]: Printed by Horace N. Bill, 1839. Softcover. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 21pp. Stitched to contemporary pink wrappers. Some chipping on front wrap, small corner of title page chipped, light stain at the bottom of the pages not affecting any text, else a nice, very good copy. Narrative of Paul Cuffee, the son of a famous sea captain, abolitionist, and African colonizer of the same name. He was of mixed Ashanti African and Wampanoag (not Pequot) Indian descent. The author accompanied his father on a voyage in 1813 when he joined the whaler Atlas as a 12-year-old harpooner. The ship was seized by the English and Cuffee was held in Jamaica for eight months. He eventually escaped and spent the next decades aboard a number of whalers, visiting Brazil, the Azores, Peru, and the Society Islands. The *Narrative* "is one of the scarcest and most sought after of all accounts of the American whale-fishery" (*Howgego*).

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Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
414499
Title
Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Paul Cuffee, A Pequot Indian: During Thirty Years Spent at Sea, and in Traveling in Foreign Lands
Author
CUFFEE, Paul
Format/binding
Softcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Printed by Horace N. Bill
Place of Publication
Vernon, [New York]
Date published
1839
Keywords
African-Americana, Africana, Travel/GeographicNon-fiction, Ephemera
Bookseller catalogs
African-Americana;

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