SEIZURE OF THE SHIP INDUSTRY, BY A CONSPIRACY, AND THE CONSEQUENT SUFFERINGS OF CAPT. JAMES FOX AND HIS COMPANIONS; THEIR CAPTIVITY AMONG THE ESQUIMAUX INDIANS IN NORTH AMERICA; AND THE MIRACULOUS ESCAPE OF THE CAPTAIN...ALSO, THE PROVIDENTIAL ESCAPE AND SUFFERINGS OF CAPTAIN BOYCE, IN THE YEAR 1727.

London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, [n.d., ca. 1810]. [5]-28pp. plus folding aquatint frontispiece. Early 20th-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Spine slightly chipped and darkened. Line below imprint blacked out on titlepage. Some light soiling. Very good, with the bookplate of Frank Cutter Deering on front pastedown. Item #WRCAM47256

One of the publisher Thomas Tegg's quasi-fictional voyages, loosely based around the English navigator, Luke Fox. In this account, after departing Hudson Bay, Capt. James Fox and six others were set to sea in a mutiny. They made their way to Diggs Island, where they were enslaved by local Indians. Most of the text fancifully details the customs and culture of the Indians, and the plate shows an Indian war dance, though the Indians are far too scantily clad to be Eskimos. The last few pages contain an account of Capt. Boyce, describing a 1727 shipwreck near Newfoundland. This chapbook was an entry in an extensive series on maritime adventures and calamities published by Thomas Tegg called TEGG'S MARINERS' MARVELLOUS MAGAZINE, OR WONDERS OF THE OCEAN. AYER 262. SABIN 25368. HUNTRESS 153C.

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