CANNIBALS IN NEW ZEALAND

CANNIBALS IN NEW ZEALAND
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[ANON] Adventures of British Seamen in The Southern Ocean, Displaying The Striking Contrasts Which The Human Character Exhibits In An Uncivilized State. Edinburgh, Printed for Constable And Co 1827. Pp [xi], 353. Approx 15.8 cm x 10cm x 3 cm. Original cloth, new paper label to spine which has been rebacked competently. Edges uncut and with some foxing and grubbiness. An unsophisticated copy. Contains several works.1) Narrative Of the Shipwreck Of the Antelope in August 1783 with an account of the Pelew Islands to the Present Time. II) Mutiny Of The Bounty, with consequences arising from it; Bligh’s Voyage through the Pacific in an Open Boat, Voyage and Shipwreck of the Pandora; Settlement and Present State Of Pitcairn’s Island. III) [although not numbered as such] Particulars Of the Destruction Of a British Vessel on the Coast Of New Zealand with Anecdotes Of some New Zealand Chiefs. With a Portrait Of Tippahee, from an original drawing in the possession of George Brown esq. The works have been gathered into Constable's Miscellany Vol. IV. - Adventures of British Seamen.These are popular versions of earlier works, including Keate’s account of Captain Wilson’s voyages and shipwreck in the Pacific. Also of interest are pieces on Prince Lee Boo, and the customs of the area. The last unnumbered section describes incidences of cannibalism in New Zealand, and the plate of Tippahee called for is placed opposite the Frontis.

 

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