Narrative and successful result of a voyage in the south seas : performed by order of the Government of British India, to ascertain the actual fate of La Perouse's expedition, interspersed with accounts of the religion, manners, customs and cannibal practices of the south sea islanders. Vol. 1

Maker and role
Author: Peter Dillon (b.1785, d.1847)
Publisher: Hurst, Chance & Co.
Production date
1829
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Production place
London/England
Description
Outline of the search for the missing expedition of Commodore La Perouse in the South Seas. Includes accounts of the South Pacific islands including New Zealand and of the social life and customs of the various islanders. Multi volume set.
Object type
Media/materials description
1/2 bound red leather; marbled fly leaves and textblock edges; gilt lettering spine; cords on spine
Measurements
lxxviii, 302 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Measurements
0 - Whole = Height x Width x Depth (mm) = 225 x 34 x 149mm
Other name and type
Cover title: Discovery of the Fate of La Perouse
Subtitle: : performed by order of the Government of British India, to ascertain the actual fate of La Perouse's expedition, interspersed with accounts of the religion, manners, customs and cannibal practices of the south sea islanders,
Subjects
La Perouse, Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788
Research (Ship)
Oceania - Discovery and exploration
New Zealand - Discovery and exploration
South Pacific Ocean - Discovery and exploration - British
Accession number
A149.107

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