Item #72898 Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of Samuel Patterson. Samuel PATTERSON.

Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of Samuel Patterson

Item #72898

PATTERSON, Samuel. Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of Samuel Patterson, Experienced in the Pacific Ocean, and Many Other Parts of the World, with an Account of the Feegee, and Sandwich Islands. [Palmer, MA:] From the Press in Palmer, May 1, 1817. 1st ed. 2nd issue. 144pp. Orig. full calf, frown morocco spine label, gilt-ruled spine. Calf rubbed, light scattered foxing, closed tears to several leaves, lower corner of page 47/48 has been repaired, lower free corner of page 115/116 lacking not affecting text, small chip to lower margin of page 39/140 not affecting text, else a very good copy. HOWES P-122, "aa." Compiled by Ezekiel Terry. "This book is very important for its description of Fiji and Hawaii. It also relates to the coast of Guinea, Havana, Guadeloupe, California, the northwest coast of America, Australia, and Canton. Patterson made three voyages to the northwest coast, visiting Queen Charlotte Islands and Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island, where he had much trouble with the Indians. The visit to California was to trap otter, carrying a large number of Indians as passengers from Sitka, together with their canoes, at the request of the Russian authorities in Alaska. Patterson visited Hawaii in 1805, and he was shipwrecked on Fiji in 1808."-Hill 1315.

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