The Australian Captive; or, an Authentic Narrative of fifteen years in the life of William Jackman… a forced residence of a year and a half among the cannibals of Nuyts' Land…. Rev. I. CHAMBERLAYNE.
The Australian Captive; or, an Authentic Narrative of fifteen years in the life of William Jackman… a forced residence of a year and a half among the cannibals of Nuyts' Land…
The Australian Captive; or, an Authentic Narrative of fifteen years in the life of William Jackman… a forced residence of a year and a half among the cannibals of Nuyts' Land…
The Australian Captive; or, an Authentic Narrative of fifteen years in the life of William Jackman… a forced residence of a year and a half among the cannibals of Nuyts' Land…
The Australian Captive; or, an Authentic Narrative of fifteen years in the life of William Jackman… a forced residence of a year and a half among the cannibals of Nuyts' Land…

The Australian Captive; or, an Authentic Narrative of fifteen years in the life of William Jackman…
The Australian Captive; or, an Authentic Narrative of fifteen years in the life of William Jackman… a forced residence of a year and a half among the cannibals of Nuyts' Land…

London and Auburn USA: Sampson Low, Son and Co.; Derby and Miller, 1853.

Octavo, frontispiece portrait and four plates by Orr of New York; an excellent copy in green polished half calf by Sangorski.

London edition: "among the cannibals of Nuyts' Land…"

An excellent copy of a terrific yarn, the life and adventures of "William Jackman", said to have lived among the Aborigines of Nuyts Land in the Great Australian Bight as an "Australian Captive". The work includes a detailed (and in parts surely fanciful) account of life after he survived a wreck in southern Australia and was taken in by a local tribe. The publisher has certainly gingered-up the account to capitalise on interest in Australia by including a long appendix on latest news from the goldfields.

An excellent copy of a terrific yarn, the life and adventures of "William Jackman", said to have lived among the Aborigines of Nuyts Land in the Great Australian Bight as an "Australian Captive". The work includes a detailed (and in parts surely fanciful) account of life after he survived a wreck in southern Australia and was taken in by a local tribe. The publisher has certainly gingered-up the account to capitalise on interest in Australia by including a long appendix on latest news from the goldfields.

This is what Ferguson called the "London edition", but Ferguson is in error in calling for six plates: the five present here are the full complement. The plates include two portraits of Jackman after daguerrotypes (the first with him in western clothes, the second as a captive and showing what might be some scarification on his chest).

Ferguson, 8068.

Condition Report: In fine condition.

Price (AUD): $825.00

US$640.90   Other currencies

Ref: #4504377

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