Keate, George. An Account of the Pelew Islands. A New Edition.

Basel, J. J. Tourneisen, 1789.

Large 8vo. XVI, 381, (1) pp. 20th century pink cloth.


Rare Basel edition of this important work on the Palau archipelago situated between New Guinea and the Philippines, which had been consciously discovered only in the late 17th century. The text is unchanged from the 1788 London first edition, but was here published without the maps and portrait plates: all library copies available for comparison are unillustrated.

Retrimmed upon rebinding; insignificant corner defects repaired with Japanese paper. An old stamp on the title page has been erased.

OCLC 9354649. Cf. Brunet III, 647. Cox II, 302f.

Stock Code: BN#19543 Tag: