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Two Years' Cruise Off Tierra Del Fuego, the Falkland Islands, Patagonia, and in the River Plate

Snow, William Parker

Published by Cambridge Library Collection
ISBN 10: 1108062040 / ISBN 13: 9781108062046
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Title: Two Years' Cruise Off Tierra Del Fuego, the ...

Publisher: Cambridge Library Collection

Binding: Soft cover

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This two-volume work of 1857 is a first-hand account of wide-ranging service for the South American Missionary Society. Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration. Num Pages: 404 pages, 3 colour illus. 2 maps. BIC Classification: 1KLSA; 1MTASF; 3JH; HBJK; HBTM; HBTP; WTLC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 217 x 142 x 25. Weight in Grams: 540. . 2013. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781108062046

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Synopsis: Following participation in the Arctic search for Sir John Franklin, the mariner and author William Parker Snow (1817-95) volunteered in 1854 to command the schooner Allen Gardiner, named after the man whose work for the South American Missionary Society was to be resumed. Although conceived as 'merely a simple narrative of daily life in the Southern Seas', this illustrated two-volume work becomes simultaneously a first-hand account of a sailor's experiences and observations, and a self-justification against those by whom he felt disappointed, frustrated and deceived. Volume 1 recounts the history of the Falkland Islands and the circumstances of this mission, covering the voyage to Patagonia, the establishment of a station on Keppel Island and the first friendly meetings with 'dreaded savages'. First published in 1857, the book met with some success. Snow, however, wasted the proceeds on a fruitless action against his former employers.

Book Description: William Parker Snow (1817-95), mariner and author, volunteered in 1854 to command the schooner Allen Gardiner on a Christian mission for the South American Missionary Society. Originally published in 1857, this two-volume work is a first-hand account of an eventful and wide-ranging service.

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