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THE ISLAND WORLD OF THE PACIFIC:
Cheever, Rev. Henry T.

THE ISLAND WORLD OF THE PACIFIC:

Being the Personal Narrative and Results of Travel Through the Sandwich or Hawaiian Islands, and Other Parts of Polynesia. William Colins ... N.d. c.[1850].
1st UK Ed. Sm. 8vo. 304pp. Frontis. Contemporary inscription, some light browning, upper hinge cracked, original gilt lettered blind embossed cloth, some fading and light waterstaining, spine sl. chipped. Henry T. (Henry Theodore), Cheever 1814-1897. In the early 1840s he voyaged as a passenger on the whaleship Commodore Preble and in late 1849 or early 1850 published The Whale and His Captors, a major source for Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1851).
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