Life in FeeJee, or, Five Years among the Cannibals

Life in FeeJee, or, Five Years among the Cannibals

Life in FeeJee, or, Five Years among the Cannibals

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Boston: William Heath, 1851. 422 pp. + errata leaf. Approximately 4 3/4 x 7 1/4". First Edition. Dark blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine, ornate blind stamped design to front and rear covers, slight edge wear, previous owner name in pencil on second free endpaper, some foxing and ink stains, otherwise in near-fine condition.

Mary Wallis was married to a Yankee captain, Captain Benjamin Wallis of Salem, Massachusetts. Captain Wallis traded in beche-de-mer (sea cucumbers) in the 1840s and 1850s. This book is an account from the viewpoint of Mary Wallis during 1844 - 1849 on her husband's ship "Zotoff". Her account is humorous and opinionated as she talks about the people and natives she meets during these years. An early feminist, and a Christian, her stories are fascinating. There is no map with this edition, only later ones.

Publisher
William Heath
Binding
Hardcover
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First Edition