Wonderful Escapes! Containing the interesting narrative of The Shipwreck of the Antelope Packet in the year 1783, upon the coast of an unknown island...By one of the Ship's Crew. Together with the ...account of The Los of the Lady Hobart Packet on an Island of ice... 1803...[&] an Extraordinary Escape from the Effects of a Storm...over the Frozen Sea in North America. Written by an Englishman who had emigrated to America.

Dublin: Grainsberry & Campbell, 1815. Hardcover. Probable first edition, or at least a very early edition due to the fact that one of the accounts dates from 1803. 156pp. Illustrated with 6 full page wood engravings, each with some hand coloring plus frontispiece portrait of "Prince Lee Boo" in English dress. Period full vellum. The vessel The Antelope was in the East Indian Company's service, commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, whcih arrived in Macao in June 1793. Mentions Pelew, Raa Kook, the Oroonlong, and events in the China Sea region. The vellum is solid though darkened somewhat. There is a previous very old ownership inscription on the reverse of the frontispiece which has been covered with old paper. An extremely scarce volume.

Price: $450.00


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