Crusoes of Pitcairn Island. The Shipwreck Diary of Captain Josiah N. Knowles Master of the California Clipper Wild Wave, 1858. Edited by Richard S. Dillon

By: Josiah Nickerson Knowles (1830-1896)

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Early California Travels Series, No. XXXVIII. LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies designed by George Yamada and printed at the Erehwon Press, Mexico. Small 8vo. 7 3/8 x 5 inches. [vi], (48) pp. Half-title, frontispiece, text printed in black and blue inks, Neptune vignette in blue on the title page, elaborate decorative initials, 3 plates (1 island scene, 2 maps), printed on laid paper lightly toned; text clean, unmarked. Navy cloth spine, paper over boards with front cover design, spine titled in white, Wild Wave illustration on end-papers; binding square and tight, lower corners bumped, light shelf wear, soiling to rear cover. 16878720-007. Very Good. Scenes of Pitcairn Island from Frederic W. Beechey, Narrative of A Voyage to the Pacific (1831); end sheet drawing of the Wild Wave reproduced from a photo courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum; reproductions of Pitcairn and Oeno Island on the covers adapted from maps by the Hydrographic Office, Washington, DC. "The adventures of the skipper in the California trade who was wrecked on Oeno Island in Lat. [here follows the longitude and latitude], but without loss of life. Capt. Knowles set up housekeeping here and then set out with some of his crew in a small boat for Pitcairn Island, where he expected to find people and supplies. The island was deserted, but food was abundant. There he built a boat capable of getting away to Tahiti, whence the brig Eurydice took him to Hawaii. In 1880 Capt. Knowles took up his permanent residence in San Francisco." Rudkin, p. 11. REFERENCE: Rudkin, Early California Travels Series, No. XXXVIII.

Title: Crusoes of Pitcairn Island. The Shipwreck Diary of Captain Josiah N. Knowles Master of the California Clipper Wild Wave, 1858. Edited by Richard S. Dillon

Author Name: Josiah Nickerson Knowles (1830-1896)

Categories: Early California Travels Series,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Glen Dawson: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 16878720-007

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