The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and four seamen, who lost their ship while in a boat at sea, and surrendered themselves up to the Malays in the island of Celebes…. David WOODARD.
The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and four seamen, who lost their ship while in a boat at sea, and surrendered themselves up to the Malays in the island of Celebes…
The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and four seamen, who lost their ship while in a boat at sea, and surrendered themselves up to the Malays in the island of Celebes…
The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and four seamen, who lost their ship while in a boat at sea, and surrendered themselves up to the Malays in the island of Celebes…
The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and four seamen, who lost their ship while in a boat at sea, and surrendered themselves up to the Malays in the island of Celebes…
The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and four seamen, who lost their ship while in a boat at sea, and surrendered themselves up to the Malays in the island of Celebes…

The Narrative of Captain David Woodard…
The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and four seamen, who lost their ship while in a boat at sea, and surrendered themselves up to the Malays in the island of Celebes…

London: J. Johnson, 1804.

Octavo, silhouette portrait frontispiece of Woodward, two folding maps of the Celebes and two plates of Malay proas; contemporary quarter roan.

Medley of marine disasters

Second edition; a popular account of an exotic shipwreck, appended with a mixture of bold and cautionary tales from across the globe, including Captain Bligh's narrative of the Bounty mutiny, and an account of the wreck of the Pandora.

Second edition; a popular account of an exotic shipwreck, appended with a mixture of bold and cautionary tales from across the globe, including Captain Bligh's narrative of the Bounty mutiny, and an account of the wreck of the Pandora.
Captain Woodward's tale is a grim one indeed: 'In January of 1793, Woodard sailed in the American ship Enterprise from Batavia, bound for Manila. Sent off in a boat to purchase provisions from another ship, they found themselves separated from their own ship after a storm. The seamen spent many days trying to locate their ship, but they were finally forced to land on Celebes, where one of them was murdered by the Malays and the others were taken into captivity' (Hill).
The introduction is the work of William Vaughan, attributed as the editor of this book. To Woodward's narrative he has appended further cautionary tales, including the Bounty mutiny, the Antelope and Pandora wrecks, and the sufferings of the crew of the Shah Hormazier in Torres Strait - all offered to readers as 'a valuable seaman's guide'.

Ferguson, 399; Hill, 1912; Spence, 'Bligh', p.26.

Price (AUD): $1,450.00  other currencies     Ref: #3202204

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