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THE HISTORY OF PRINCE LEE BOO, to which is added, the Life of Paul Cuffee, a man of colour, also, some account of John Sackhouse, the Esquimaux. 1822.
Title THE HISTORY OF PRINCE LEE BOO, to which is added, the Life of Paul Cuffee, a man of colour, also, some account of John Sackhouse, the Esquimaux.
Published Dublin. J. Jones. 1822.
Stock Code 13920
Description 180 pages. Wood-engraved frontispiece and 3 other full-page wood-engraved plates, plus a tail-piece. Original full untitled sheep. 12mo. Binding much worn with substantial loss of leather; lacks front free endpaper; else a very good copy. Lee Boo, Prince of the Palau Islands, journeyed to England in 1784 and enjoyed great social success, but succumbed to small pox and died shortly after. First published in 1789, and reprinted many times, only the later Dublin editions include the story of Paul Cuffee, a black Quaker, who founded a society for the emigration of freed slaves to Sierra Leone, and that of John Sackhouse, an Eskimo from Greenland.
£240.00