Notes of a Cruise in HMS "Fawn" in the Western Pacific in the Year.
Book Id: 5329
Hood, T.H. Notes of a Cruise in H.M.S. "Fawn" in the Western Pacific in the Year 1862. Edmonston & Douglas, Edinburgh 1863. (xii) 268pp, F + 14pp ills, ills in text, folding map. Orig. brown mottled cloth, rebacked with orig. spine laid down, light scattered foxing, library sticker front cover, corners bumped o/w g+ cond. The voyage visits Samoa, Fiji, Norfolk Island and Pitcairn & discusses fossils in New Zealand, treatment of women, cannibalism in Fiji. Hood recounts the Bounty incident and traces the fate of the mutineers and their descendants, as well as listing the ships and explorers who had contact with the Pitcairn islanders. He describes the people, their present situation and includes a sepia lithograph of "Polly Adams and Sisters. Pitcairn Islanders." The book recounts an extensive stay in Samoa (p. 28-145pp). The first-hand references are arranged chronologically, as if drawn directly from the ships log. An interesting and informative South Pacific documentary. Ferguson 10528, Hocken supp. p11.