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1808 The Shipwreck William Falconer EXQUISITE ART Scottish Ships MAPS Nautical
London: Printed for John White, Fleet street, 1808. - 1808 The Shipwreck William Falconer EXQUISITE ART Scottish Ships MAPS Nautical “With living colours give my verse to glow: The sad memorial of a tale of woe!” – William Falconer, The Shipwreck William Falconer was an 18th-century Scottish poet whose poetry focused on marine life and life at sea. His most important work, ‘The Shipwreck’, was written in 1762 and gained him instant and immense success. The story follows the adventure on an English ship headed home, but was wrecked in Greece. Falconer created this work as an autobiographical account of him being on the ship, and his adventures along with the two other survivors. This rare 1808 edition includes additional notes and illustrations not in previous editions, as well as a thorough biographical section of the life of William Falconer. Includes descriptive engravings by Robert Dodd, a marine painter. Item number: #1762 Price: $499 FALCONER, William The shipwreck, a poem London: Printed for John White, Fleet street, 1808. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [xlvii], 175, [1] o 23 illustrations throughout including 18 full-page plates & 1 folding map • References: edition not in Lowndes • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: English • Size: ~11.75in X 9.25in (29.5cm x 23.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1762 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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