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: May 1, 1817. First edition, second issue (with the Palmer imprint), 12mo, pp. xii, 13-144; contemporary full sheep, rubbed and worn, but sound; corner torn from the first page of text with loss to 3 letters (sense remains clear), pp. 95-96 torn (but with no loss). Hill 1315: "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." The work was compiled by Ezekiel Terry. Howes P-122; Lada-Mocarski 74; Forbes 470. Item #54409

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