1824 Narratives of Shipwrecks. Loss of Lady Hobart Packet; of the Hon. East India Company's Ship Cabalva; and of the Centaur and Litchfield Men-of-War.
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First Edition, Leather Binding, Scarce, Signed Binding
The first edition of these four narrative to be published together. With each part featuring an individual title page, this is a fascinating collection of accounts of historical shipwrecks.
The first work present is Captain William Dorset Fellowes' narrative of the sinking of the Post Office's packet boat 'Lady Hobart' after it struck an iceberg in 1803. Fellowes was commended for his response to the disaster, promoted by the Postmasters General and permitted to write an account of his adventure.
The second shipwreck detailed is the C. W. Francken's account of the 1818 sinking of the East India Company's 'Cabalva' in the Indian Ocean after it ran ashore on the Cargados reef.
Next Captain Inglefield details the loss of the Centaur man-of-war in 1782, and Lieutenant Sutherland's narrative of the loss of the Lichfield man-of-war off the coast of Africa in 1758.
In the original tree calf binding, with 'The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge' blind stamped to the front board, and the binder's stamp of J. Smith to the front pastedown.
With the final advertisement leaf to the rear.
A scarce and thrilling collection of first hand accounts of dramatic shipwrecks in stormy seas and foreign lands.
In the original full tree calf binding, with publisher's name blind stamped to front board. Front and rear joints starting, with rear board holding firm and front board more loosely held. Rubbing to boards, with significant losses of leather to perimeters. Binder's stamp to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages lightly age toned, with the odd spot and handling marks throughout.
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