Coulter, John. ADVENTURES ON THE WESTERN COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA, and the Interior of California: Including a narrative of incidents at the Kingsmill Islands, New Ireland, New Britain, New Guinea, and other islands in the Pacific Ocean; with an account of the natural productions, and the manners and customs, in peace and war, of the various savages tribes visited. By John Coulter, M.D. Author of "Adventures in the Pacific," etc. In two volumes. 2 vols., demy 12mo, First Edition; Vol. I, pp. xxiv, 288, 32(adv. dated October, 1847); Vol. II, pp. xii, 278, [2](adv.); original cloth (a little discoloured; spines faded & slightly worn; front endpaper to Vol. I replaced, other endpapers a little marked or worn); a very good set; scarce. London; Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans; 1847.
***Howes C802; Sabin 17143; Hill II, 386; Forster 31; Forbes 1633; not in Ferguson. The author did not visit either Hawaii or Australia, but there are references to both, including the adventures of one Terry Connel in Sydney, the Queensland coast and New Guinea. As hinted in the title the work is a continuation of the author's "Adventures in the Pacific." The first chapter includes an account of a successful whale chase and the second accounts of whaling operations. The remainder of the book is largely taken up with accounts of the various places visited and their native peoples and there are significant accounts of Melanesia generally, and of California. #57710

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