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, Esq. F.R.S. and S.A..

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, Esq. F.R.S. and S.A..
Date
1788
By
Keate, George, 1729-1797., Wilson, Henry, -1810., Nicol, G. (George), 1740?-1828 bookseller., Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. former owner., Hamilton Bruce, R. T., 1846-1899. former owner., Turnbull, Alexander, 1868-1918. former owner., Kingsley, W., former owner., Zaehnsdorf (Firm) binder.
Summary

Account of the journey of the Antelope which was shipwrecked off the coast of the Palau Islands; the experiences of the crew on the Palau Islands; and their return to England with Prince Lee Boo, one of King Abba Thulle's sons; and of the death of Lee Boo from smallpox.

Notes

"A vocabulary of the Pelew language": p. 365-378.

Includes frontispiece ports. of Captn. Henry Wilson and George Keate.

Errata p. appended; 'Directions to the binder": p. [xxviii].

Press figures.

Signatures: [pi]⁴ a-b⁴ c² B-3B⁴ 3C².

Hill coll. Pacific, I, p. 160

English short title catalogue, T122142

Digital image. Wellington, N.Z. : National Library of New Zealand.

Copy 1. Binding: 20th century half calf gold tooled with single fillet, brown linen boards; spine gold tooled; untrimmed edges. Spine title: Pelew Islands. Keate. Lacks last leaf. of contents (p. xxvii and "Directions to the binder"); lacks some plates including port. of author. Acc. 10628.

Copy 2. Binding: brown suede calf gold tooled on upper and lower covers with triple fillets and thistles in four corners and armorial stamp of R. T. Hamilton Bruce; spine gold tooled with thistle and lion motifs, green calf spine labels; brown silk doublures ; gilt text edges. Bound by Zaehnsdorf 1896. Spine title: Wilson's account of the Pelew Islands. Keate. Provenance: armorial bookplate of Horatio Walpole (Franks 30740) with motto 'Pari quæ sentiat'; copy of letter of presentation from Keate to Walpole tipped in MS-Papers-2167 : http://tapuhi.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/spydus/FULL/ARCHIVES/OPHDR/166/8303,1 ; sheet of notepaper headed "R.T. Hamilton Bruce, Grange, Dornoch, Sutherland with binding details in ms. tipped into front flyleaf; bookplate of Alex H. Turnbull. Acc. 10629.

Digital image available: upper cover, lower cover, spine, Alexander Turnbull Library SPC copy 2. Details available on request from Curator, Special Printed Collections.

The Alexander Turnbull Library SPC copy 3. Copy specific details available on request from Curator, Special Printed Collections. Binding: worn sprinkled calf, gold tooled spine. Provenance: inscription on flyleaf "For Saml. Cotes Esqr from The Author" ; booklabel and gold stamps of General Assembly Library. Acc. 342848.

The Alexander Turnbull Library Rare Book copy 4. Binding: worn marbled paper boards, rebacked, 1/2 beige buckram, spine tooled in gilt, 20th century cream endpapers. Spine title: Pelew Island. Provenance: bookplate on upper pastedown: Ex Libris W. Kingsley. Acc. 407808.

Copy 1. Bound with: A supplement to the account of the Pelew Islands / By the Reverend John Pearce Hockin. London : Printed for Captain Henry Wilson, 1803.

Source URL
http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2451991

Related to
Digital Collection 81268192800002836 Alma Collection

Publisher
London: : Printed for G. Nicol, bookseller to His Majesty, Pall-Mall., M.DCC.LXXXVIII. [1788]
Format
xxvii, [1], 378, [2] p. (final p. blank), [18] leaves of plates (2 folded) :ill., maps ;33 cm. (4to)
See original record

Click to request to view this item, access digital version (if available), and see more information.