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MOULTON, William. A Concise Extract, from the Sea Journal of William Moulton; written on board The Onico, in a voyage from the port of New-London in Connecticut, to Staten-Island in the South Sea; ...on the coast of South America and... in the South Sea and Pacific Ocean, in the years 1799-1804. Uttica: For the Author, 1804.
8° (238 x 150mm). Errata leaf. (Title repaired, some browning). Uncut and untrimmed in modern calf and boards.
VERY RARE FIRST EDITION of the first book printed in Utica, New York, doubtless by Merrell and Seward, of Moulton's adventures and voyage to make his fortune in the American fur trade with China. The author and crew of the sealer 'Onico' suffered great hardship and indignities from the ship's master, George Howe, and the first mate who abandoned the mutinous crew on Juan Fernandez Island. Hill, p. 503-504. Sabin 51136. Howgego F53.
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