Poole, Francis.


A Narrative of Discovery and Adventures in the North Pacific. Edited by John W. Lyndon [pseudonym of John Wyse]. Hurst and Blackett 1872.
1st Ed. 347pp. T.p. vignette, 2 plates, 3 maps. Ex.-Geological Society lib. with ink stamps to prelims. and verso of plates, some marginal browning, lib. plate, contemporary half calf with marbled boards, some wear to corners, rebacked with much of original gilt tooled spine laid down, gilt lettered title label to spine. Inscribed to ‘The Geological Society From F. Poole 15 Princes Terrace ? NW.’ Lowther 401. Sabin 64029. Poole is on record as confirming his party were responsible for introducing Small Pox to the native people; apparently in the course of his exploring expedition alluded to briefly in the above work ‘I shall here skip some three months, or account for them in general only ...’ Editor’s Preface ‘The only educated Englishman who has ever lived on Queen Charlotte Islands is Mr Francis Poole, Civil and Mining Engineer. The best portion of two years he spent, either in actual residence in that outlying dependency, or in laborious work closely connected with it ...’
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