New Haven, Connecticut: George W. Gorton, 1834. Leather-bound. 8vo. Full leather.Calf with gilt lettering to spine. (Original spine leather may have been affixed to a leather rebacking) Compilation of several works first issued in 1804, wherein author seeks to garner respect for the seaman and his profession. Leather rubbed (and perhaps even singed on spine) to extremities. 25 engravings. 504 pp., frontis., 24 other illustrations on twelve sheets; intermittant foxing, browning, stains, Many fascinating and horrific stories of naval disaster far from help--ships burning and exploding when the fire reached the powder, desperate attempts to escape, heroism, fear, cowardice, etc.
Staining and foxing throughout, but none to obscure. Reading Copy Only. 504 pp. Fair. Item #84440