Item #5000286 Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Juno, on the Coast of Aracan, and of the singular preservation of fourteen of her company on the wreck, without food, during a period of twenty-three days, in a letter to his father, the Rev. T. Mackay, minister of Lairg, Sutherlandshire… A new edition, with notes, and an appendix, never before published. William MACKAY.
Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Juno, on the Coast of Aracan, and of the singular preservation of fourteen of her company on the wreck, without food, during a period of twenty-three days, in a letter to his father, the Rev. T. Mackay, minister of Lairg, Sutherlandshire… A new edition, with notes, and an appendix, never before published.
Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Juno, on the Coast of Aracan, and of the singular preservation of fourteen of her company on the wreck, without food, during a period of twenty-three days, in a letter to his father, the Rev. T. Mackay, minister of Lairg, Sutherlandshire… A new edition, with notes, and an appendix, never before published.

Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Juno, on the Coast of Aracan…
Narrative of the Shipwreck of the Juno, on the Coast of Aracan, and of the singular preservation of fourteen of her company on the wreck, without food, during a period of twenty-three days, in a letter to his father, the Rev. T. Mackay, minister of Lairg, Sutherlandshire… A new edition, with notes, and an appendix, never before published.

London: William Blackwood, 1831.

Duodecimo, pp. [iii]-xiv, 106; original green cloth flexible boards, original printed paper label on the front cover.

Fawkner's copy of a rare edition of the Juno shipwreck narrative

Rare on the market, this is a fine copy of the revised and expanded edition (with a new 25-page appendix) of the famous account of the shipwreck of the Juno. The English East India Company country ship was wrecked in the Bay of Bengal in 1795. The buoyancy of her teak cargo kept her afloat, and her 72 crew and passengers survived 23 days aloft in the rigging that protruded above the waves. Three years later the second mate, William Mackay, published his narrative of their treacherous disembarkation, and their arduous trek to a Company station on the Coromandel coast.

Rare on the market, this is a fine copy of the revised and expanded edition (with a new 25-page appendix) of the famous account of the shipwreck of the Juno. The English East India Company country ship was wrecked in the Bay of Bengal in 1795. The buoyancy of her teak cargo kept her afloat, and her 72 crew and passengers survived 23 days aloft in the rigging that protruded above the waves. Three years later the second mate, William Mackay, published his narrative of their treacherous disembarkation, and their arduous trek to a Company station on the Coromandel coast.

This copy belonged to the Victorian pioneer John Pascoe Fawkner, whose many activities included being a newspaper publisher and a bookseller.

Provenance: John Pascoe Fawkner, with his typical library annotations ("Ill usage of a book to exclude from further access to these volumes").

See: Michael Titlestad, "Preservation by Shipwreck: The Memory of William Mackay", The Mariner's Mirror, 99:1, 2013, pp. 39-51.

Price (AUD): $1,100.00

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