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Castaway on the Auckland Isles
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Castaway on the Auckland Isles: A Narrative of the Wreck of the “Grafton” and of the Escape of the Crew After Twenty Months' Suffering — from the Private Journals of Captain Thomas Musgrave

by Musgrave, Captain Thomas

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SOUTHWORTH, Washington
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London: Lockwood & Co., 1866. First UK Edition. sm8v - 9 cm, [x], 174 pp., (2), 16 pp publisher's advertisements at rear. Black-and-white portraiture frontispiece of Musgrave, vignette on title page, fold-out map. Publisher's original dark blue cloth with bright gilt titles on cover and spine, bright gilt de-bossed image of the "Grafton" on front cover. Internally with no prior ownership markings and tight hinges. Exterior cloth with slight wear to extremities, otherwise a very clean and complete. A Very Good+ copy of a very scarce publication. — Ferguson 13031; Hill 1212
"Musgrave's fascinating story of shipwreck, life on the Auckland Islands for a year and a half, and the difficult journey of over 400 km in a phoenix boat built from the wreckage to Port Adventure, Stewart Island, New Zealand."— Hill
A gripping account of the wreck of the 64 ton schooner "Grafton" in January of 1864 and the survival of its crew. This is a compelling story of resourcefulness, ingenuity, perseverance, survival… Read more
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