Adventures in the Pacific; with Observations on the Natural Productions, Manners and Customs of the...

Adventures in the Pacific; with Observations on the Natural Productions, Manners and Customs of the Natives of the various Islands; together with remarks on Missionaries, British and other Residents.

COULTER (John)

Editorial: Dublin: William Curry Jun. and Company, 1845
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First edition, 8vo (212 x 125 mm), x, [1], 290pp., ownership inscription on upper margin of title "John S. V. Vernon. Novr. 1847.", some spotting of the text in places, orig. cloth, spine faded, head of spine and lower hinge partly frayed, uncut, gilt lettering on spine. Coulter was surgeon aboard the whaler "Stratford", which left London in October 1832, bound for the Pacific, by way of Cape Horn. He gives a detailed and lengthy account of the Marquesas, where he assumed native dress, was tattooed, and became involved in a tribal war. Other islands visited included the Falkland Islands, the Galapagos Islands, Chatham Island, the Gilberts, and the Tuamotu Archipelago. There were stops at the ports of South and North America, New Guinea and Melanesia. He made three stops at Tahiti and provides a general account of the island, as well as a detailed discussion of the English Missionaries there. Chapter V11 gives a description of fitting up a ship for sperm whaling, and gives an account of his first successful attempt at killing a whale. The "Stratford" returned to England in 1836. Sabin, 17142; Hill, 1, p.70. N° de ref. de la librería 30889

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Título: Adventures in the Pacific; with Observations...

Editorial: Dublin: William Curry Jun. and Company

Año de publicación: 1845

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Edición: 1st Edition

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initially specializing in bibliography and the book arts, but now concentrating on rare and interesting antiquarian books on a wide range of subjects, with an emphasis on the unusual.

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