Lot 97 of 305:
Life of a Midshipman 1829  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$480
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
The Life of a Midshipman: A tale founded on facts, and intended to correct an injudicious predilection in boys for the life of a sailor

Author:
**

Place:
London

Publisher:
Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley

Date:
1829

Description:
xii, 264 pp. Engraved frontispiece. 20x12.5 cm. (8x5"), original cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. First Edition. Scarce work intended, purportedly, to persuade its juvenile readers to spurn a life at sea, but perhaps merely adding to the allure of life before the mast. OCLC lists 17 copies in libraries, but there are no current retail offerings online, and no records of a sale at auction that we could find. Inscription on front free endpaper dated Victoria, B.C., 1902.

Lot Amendments

Condition:
Rubbing and some staining to covers, spine ends and label worn, cloth fraying; some light scattered foxing within, very good.


 
Item number:
213625
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