Book/Printed Material The Interesting history of Prince Lee Boo, brought to England from the Pelew Islands.

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Title

  • The Interesting history of Prince Lee Boo, brought to England from the Pelew Islands.

Summary

  • The Interesting History of Prince Lee Boo, Brought to England from the Pelew Islands, is an abridged version of a longer work by George Keate (1729-97), An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and some of his Officers, who, in August 1783, were there Shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a Packet belonging to the Hon. East India Company, published in 1788. The book tells the story of Captain Henry Wilson's shipwreck on Palau and his subsequent encounter with the Palauan people, one of whom, a young prince named Lee Boo, later came to England with Wilson. Prince Lee Boo was one of the first Pacific Islanders to visit Great Britain, and his life and untimely death, only five months after his arrival in London, captured the imagination of the British, and wider European and American, audiences. This work was so popular that between 1789 and 1850, more than 20 English and a dozen foreign-language editions were published in different countries. The Republic of Palau (also known as Pelew and Belau) is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean. It has a long colonial history, having been ruled by Spain, Germany, and Japan, before becoming a U.S.-administered territory after World War II. Palau became an independent country in 1994. World Digital Library.

Names

  • Miniature Book Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • York, Printed and sold by E. Peck [18--]

Headings

  • -  Lee Boo,---1784

Notes

  • -  "The History of Prince Lee Boo": p. [33]-47 (2d group)
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  LAC knj 2019-03-27 update (1 card)
  • -  LAC seg 2022-02-24 no edits (1 card)
  • -  LAC tnb 2022-03-17 no edits (1 card)
  • -  LAC nsk 2022-03-22 no edits (1 card)

Medium

  • 48, [33]-47 p. illus. 11 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • DU780 .I5

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 78009673

Online Format

  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Miniature Book Collection. The Interesting history of Prince Lee Boo, brought to England from the Pelew Islands. [York, Printed and sold by E. Peck 18, 1800] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/78009673/.

APA citation style:

Miniature Book Collection. (1800) The Interesting history of Prince Lee Boo, brought to England from the Pelew Islands. [York, Printed and sold by E. Peck 18] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/78009673/.

MLA citation style:

Miniature Book Collection. The Interesting history of Prince Lee Boo, brought to England from the Pelew Islands. [York, Printed and sold by E. Peck 18, 1800] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/78009673/>.