Narrative of a Voyage to the South Seas, and the Shipwreck of the Princess of Wales Cutter, with an Account of Two Years' Residence on an Uninhabited Island... A New Edition, with Alterations and Improvements.
Exeter: W.C. Featherstone, 1851. New edition with alterations and improvements. Hardcover. The author was shipwrecked for two years on the Crozet Islands, surviving easily on the wildlife, principally seals & penguins. Opinions of the Press and list of subscribers to former editions. A popular shipwreck narrative that was printed in several editions. This edition Ferguson 9986B. The author is sympathetically portrayed in the frontis as a modern-day Robinson Crusoe, in sealskin dress with a brace of birds over his shoulder, king penguins looking on, and a giant ice mountain behind. Goodridge's record of his two-year stay on one of the Crozet Islands. Rescued by an American ship, they were soon deposited on St. Paul Island, and spent some months there before being picked up and taken to Tasmania. Goodridge wrote his "Statistical View of Van Diemen's Land" which included an emigrants guide. Ferguson, 9986c. See Spence 516 for an earlier edition (1832). 8vo, 210pp, errata slip, & three plates. Frontis of the author in his seal skin dress, and 3 other engravings, two of a sea elephant seal with king penguin & killing of a sea elephant, the other a recreation of the loss of the cutter, Princess of Wales. Mild ex-lib copy, early half blue calf and marbled boards, matching blue buckram spine w/ damaged labels. Item #8086