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Tom Cringle's Log [With] The Cruise of the Midge

By Michael Scott

1894

Gibbings and Co : London

7" by 4.5"

396pp, [1]; 414pp, [1]; 397pp; 386pp, [1]

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first illustrated editions of these two novels by Scottish author and autobiographer Michael Scott. With eight illustrated plates across four volumes by the Anglo-Welsh artist Frank Brangwyn.

With two plates to vol I and two plates to vol II of Cringle's Log. With two plates to volume I of The Cruise and two plates to volume II of the Cruise. Both sets of two volumes were published separately, though in uniform bindings, and were limited to a print run of 1500 copies. With the bookplate of typographer and tutor in typography at the Royal College of Art, John Lewis , F.S.I.A to the front pastedown of all volumes. With the bookplate of Harry Harcourt Shoosmith to the front pastedown of both volumes of 'The Cruise on the Midge'. Michael Scott was a British author and autobiographer who often wrote under the pseudonym Tom Cringle. Tom Cringle's log first appeared serially in 'Blackwood's Magazine' in 1829 and is based on Scott's own trips to Jamaica. The Cruise of the Midge orignally appeared serially in Blackwood's Magazine between 1834 and 1835. The sea story provides interesting autobiographical portraits of Jamaica in the 1820's.

CONDITION

In uniform full cloth bindings. Externally, very smart with patches of rubbing to the head and tail of spines and to the extremities. Minor bumping to the extremities. Prior owners' bookplates to the front paste-downs of all volumes, John Lewis, FSIA and Harry Harcouth Shoosmith. Light offsetting to endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with just the odd spot.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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