Salem: Marine Research Society. 1923. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's blue paper covered boards with black cloth spine titled in gilt. In dustwrapper with very light soiling. Essentially a fine copy. Pages unopened. Internally clean and fresh. A splendid copy. An account of the wrecking of the ship "Glide" out of Salem, on 1829 Endicott was the third mate on board and his account (illuminated by Waters Jenkins, Assisant Director of The Peabody Museum), in addition to providing an insight into the benefits and pitfalls of early 19th century Fijian culture from a Western perspective, also contains a glossary of Fijian words. Intriguing. Item #42535
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