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The full title reads:- "Narrative of a Voyage to the South Seas, and the Shipwreck of the Princess of Wales Cutter, with an Account ofTwo Years Residence on an Uninhabited Island, by Charles Medyett Goodridge, of Paignton, Devon, ONE OF THE SURVIVORS." 1843, Exeter:Printed and Published by W. C. Featherstone, and Sold by the Author. Fifth edition. Frontispiece signed by the author and two other engraved plates, complete. Modern half calf binding. Contains an extensive, twenty page list of subscribers' names, including eight from Topsham.
First published in 1833, this is an account of a voyage to the Pacific Ocean and the author's eventual shipwreck on one of the deserted Crozet islands. The survivors lived on sea elephants, penguins, and sea-birds, and endeavoured to build a boat, in the hopes of finding a rescue vessel. Before it was finished, the American ship Philo touched at the island and rescued them. After an altercation with the captain they were put ashore on St Paul Island, and three months later they were picked up again and taken to Tasmania, where Goodridge lived for many years.
Author Charles Medyett Goodridge.
Binding Modern half calf.
Publisher Exeter:Printed and Published by W. C. Featherstone, and Sold by the Author.
Condition Very good.
Pages pp (xxxv), (i), 11 - 172, (ii), errata slip.