[Travel]. Delano, Amasa.
A Narrative of Voyages and Travels in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres; comprising three voyages round the World together with a voyage of survey and discovery in the Pacific Ocean and Oriental Islands.
E.G. House Printers, for the author
Octavo, pp. 599. With all three original plates present (frontispiece of Delano, portrait image of Abba Thulle, King of the Pelew Island from 1791, and folding map of the Pitcairn Islands)
Wonderful association copy of a book of literary importance in itself. Delano provided to America the first account of the Mutiny on the Bounty, and the book was the major source for Melville's important short novel Benito Cereno.
Edition: First edition
Binding: Full Leather, marbled inside covers and endpapers. Contemporary
Condition: Very Good, light foxing throughout, one contemporary marginal no
Book Id: 10000