Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of John R. Jewitt; only survivor of the crew of the Ship Boston

By Jewitt, John R. (Alsop, Richard, editor)

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$ 275.00

Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of John R. Jewitt; only survivor of the crew of the Ship Boston, during a Captivity of Nearly Three Years among the Savages of Nootka Sound, with an account of the Manner, Mode of Living, and Religious Opinions of the Natives

Pp. 166; numerous engraving in text.  Contemporary brown full calf leather, spine with black morocco title/author label, lettered in gilt, spine also with six gilt panel lines, 12mo (6.5 x 4.25 inches).  This work provides a narrative of a remarkable captivity among natives of the Pacific Northwest (the Nootka) on Vancouver Island.  John Jewitt was the only survivor of the Ship ‘Boston.’  This account was first published by John Jewitt in 1807.  A later account (offered here) was published in 1849; this later account was edited by Richard Alsop.  The 1849 edition presents much new information not found in the original 1807 printing.  See also Howes A 189, Howes J 111 and Sabin 36123.  The front attached endpaper has two faint pencil inscriptions by former early owners.  There is also a neat pencil inscription on one of the front free endpapers.

Publisher Mack, Andrus
Publisher Place Ithaca, New York
Date Published 1849
Date Published Estimated No
Edition Later printing
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Very good
Condition Description These is foxing to the endpapers and light scattered foxing to the text; a tight copy in very good condition.
ISBN
Limited Edition