A Seaman's Narrative of his Adventures During a Captivity Among Chinese Pirates, on the Coast of Cochin-China, and afterwards during a Journey on Foot across that Country, in the Years 1857-8.

By: Brown, Edward

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xi, 292 pages. Lacks half-title page. Old library blid stamp on ttitle page (Candy Library), rebound, leather spine and corners, marbled boards. During the time of the Second Opium War between Britain and China (1856-60), sailor Edward Brown (about whom little is known) was discharged from a trading vessel in Hong Kong. He was then offered the opportunity to captain a Chinese-crewed ship bound for Wai-how on the west coast, though he was warned that it was a risky enterprise because of the ongoing hostilities. Soon his ship was chased by Chinese pirates and Brown was taken captive for many months in Cochin-China (southern Vietnam). Published in 1861, this engaging account of his captivity, attempts at escape, and eventual return to his livelihood as a mate on a trading ship is told in a lively style, and gives a first-hand account of both a turbulent time in one of the world's most dangerous seas, and the different people and customs he encountered in the course of his enforced time on land.

Title: A Seaman's Narrative of his Adventures During a Captivity Among Chinese Pirates, on the Coast of Cochin-China, and afterwards during a Journey on Foot across that Country, in the Years 1857-8.

Author Name: Brown, Edward

Categories: China, Japan and the Far East, South-East Asia, Maritime History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Charles Westerton: 1861

Binding: Half-Leather

Book Condition: Good

Type: Book

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 6633

Keywords: HONG KONG, WAI-HOW, CAPE VERELA, HONE COHE HARBOUR, COH CAH, QUONG FOO, QUIONG NAM, KANG WAR TING, SINGAPORE, TOA TAI BING WAH CON KOW,