Life in Feejee, or Five Years Among the Cannibals

Ridgewood, NJ: The Gregg Press, (1967). Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Thick 8vo. Pp. xv; 422. Glossary of Feejeean terms. Fold-out chart. Off-white sail cloth with printed design and title printed on spine. A very attractive copy with no detracting qualities. A facsimile reprint of the first edition, 1851. Fine. Item #1222

The author, Mary Davis Wallis, was the wife sea captain Benjamin Wallis of Salem, Massachusetts. For the 1840s and into the 1850s, Captain Wallis dominated trade in beche-de-mer -- sea cucumber - between Fiji and Manila. For the period 1844 - 1849, Wallis brought along his wife Mary, who left us her Christian-influenced account, published here in the second edition. Bookseller inventory DSDD-NS-DW.

Price: $30.00

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