A visit to the south seas, in the U. S. ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830; with scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manila, the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena. Charles S. Stewart.
A visit to the south seas, in the U. S. ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830; with scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manila, the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena

A visit to the south seas, in the U. S. ship Vincennes, during the years 1829 and 1830; with scenes in Brazil, Peru, Manila, the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena

New York: John P. Haven, 1831. First edition, 2 volumes, small 8vo, pp. [iii]-xi, [3], [15]-357; iv, [5]-360; a very good, sound copy in original full mottled calf, red morocco labels on spines. American Imprints 9297; Hill, p. 283; Forbes 798: "This was essentially a diplomatic mission and was marked by great cordiality on both sides ... In a lively and sympathetic manner Stewart records many changes in Hawaii since his departure as a missionary in October 1825. This narrative is of particular importance for its comments on many of the ruling chiefs with whom Stewart had become acquainted during this first residence ... Stewart's acute observations on native life and customs and his description of the changes at court and advances in business conditions and society in general make this a valuable account..." Item #29930

Price: $750.00

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