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* CAMPBELL, Archibald, Seaman. A Voyage Round the World, from 1806 to 1812; in which Japan, Kamschatka, The Aleutian Islands, and The Sandwich Islands, were Visited. Including a Narrative of the Author's Shipwreck on the Island of Sannack, and of his Subsequent Wreck in the Ship's Long Boat. Edinburgh: for Archibald Constable and Co., et al, 1816.
8vo (212 x 128 mm). Engraved folding map hand-colored in outline. (Lacking half-title, some light offsetting from map to title.) Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards (rebacked preserving original spine, new spine label). Provenance: Wright & Son (bookseller's label); George Smyth (signature).
FIRST EDITION of this Pacific voyage to China and Japan, edited by James Smith to benefit Campbell who had returned to his native country in April 1812 having lost both his feet to frostbite following shipwreck on the Eclipse and a journey in a long boat along the coast of Alaska to Kodiak (see preface). Campbell was sent to Hawaii to recover from his injuries, and lived there from January 1809 to March 1810. "The author lived among the chiefs and then with Isaac Davis... His keen firsthand observations on the social structure and agricultural practices of Hawaiians are of great importance" (Forbes 448). Hill 244; Howes C-88; Lada-Mocarski 71; Sabin 10210; Streeter sale 2418; Wickersham 6544.