The Travels of Hildebrand Bowman, Esquire, Into Carnovirria, Taupiniera, Olfactaria, and Auditante, in New-Zealand; in the Island of Bonhommica, and in the powerful Kingdom of Luxo-volupto, on the Great Southern Continent. Written by Himself; Who went on shore in the Adventure's large Cutter, at Queen Charlotte's Sound New Zealand, the fatal 17th of December 1773; and escaped being cut off, and devoured, with the rest of the Boat's crew, by happening to be a-shooting in the woods; where he was afterwards unfortunately left behind by the Adventure

TitleThe Travels of Hildebrand Bowman, Esquire, Into Carnovirria, Taupiniera, Olfactaria, and Auditante, in New-Zealand; in the Island of Bonhommica, and in the powerful Kingdom of Luxo-volupto, on the Great Southern Continent. Written by Himself; Who went on shore in the Adventure's large Cutter, at Queen Charlotte's Sound New Zealand, the fatal 17th of December 1773; and escaped being cut off, and devoured, with the rest of the Boat's crew, by happening to be a-shooting in the woods; where he was afterwards unfortunately left behind by the Adventure
Year for Search1778
Tertiary AuthorsBowman, Hildebrand [pseud.]
Date Published1778
PublisherPrinted for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell
Place PublishedLondon
Annotation

Gulliver type located in New Zealand. Each of the peoples identified by one characteristic. Bonhommica is a eutopia of sorts in which the people have a sixth sense, conscience.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Modern British Utopias 1700-1850. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 8 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1997), 4: 1-103.

Info Notes

Pseudonym

By Hildebrand Bowman [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

ATL, CSmH, L, M, VUW

Author Note

On authorship see R[alph] E. Bodle, “Some Reasons, Briefly Summarized, for Wondering if John Elliott [1759-1834], wrote The Travels of Hildebrand Bowman, Esquire, &c, &c., 1778” (xxxviii-xliii). In his “A Knight of Otaheite 1757-1834: John Elliott & his Memoir.” Alexander Turnbull Library MS Papers 2098 folders 1 and 2. Folder 1;  Rowan Gibbs, “Who Wrote the First New Zealand Novel?” Kite (New Zealand) 7 (December 1994): 8-9; ; and Cliff Thornton, “The Hunt for Hildebrand Bowman Parts 1 - 4.” Cook’s Log 33.4 - 34.3 (October December 2000 - July/September 2011): 14-15; 34-36, 11-12, 6-9, who proposes Robert Home (1752-1834)

Full Text

1778  The Travels of Hildebrand Bowman, Esquire, Into Carnovirria, Taupiniera, Olfactaria, and Auditante, in New-Zealand; in the Island of Bonhommica, and in the powerful Kingdom of Luxo-volupto, on the Great Southern Continent. Written by Himself; Who went on shore in the Adventure’s large Cutter, at Queen Charlotte’s Sound New Zealand, the fatal 17th of December 1773; and escaped being cut off, and devoured, with the rest of the Boat’s crew, by happening to be a-shooting in the woods; where he was afterwards unfortunately left behind by the Adventure. By Hildebrand Bowman [pseud.]. London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell. Rpt. in Modern British Utopias 1700-1850. Ed. Gregory Claeys. 8 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1997), 4: 1-103. On authorship see R[alph] E. Bodle, “Some Reasons, Briefly Summarized, for Wondering if John Elliott, wrote The Travels of Hildebrand Bowman, Esquire, &c, &c., 1778” (xxxviii-xliii). In his “A Knight of Otaheite 1757-1834: John Elliott & his Memoir.” Alexander Turnbull Library MS Papers 2098 folders 1 and 2. Folder 1; and Rowan Gibbs, “Who Wrote the First New Zealand Novel?” Kite (New Zealand) 7 (December 1994): 8-9. ATL, CSmH, L, M, VUW

Gulliver type located in New Zealand. Each of the peoples identified by one characteristic. Bonhommica is a eutopia of sorts in which the people have a sixth sense, conscience.