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Rattlin, the Reefer
London - Richard Bentley 1836 - %0D%0AA first edition set of Rattlin, the Reefer by the Author of Peter Simple, Captain Frederick Marryat. %0D%0AComplete in three volumes. %0D%0ASecond Edition. %0D%0AWith numerous black and white illustrations. %0D%0ACaptain Frederick Marryat (10 July 1792 9 August 1848) was a British Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He is now known particularly for the semi-autobiographical novel Mr Midshipman Easy and his children's novel The Children of the New Forest, and for a widely used system of maritime flag signalling, known as Marryat's Code. %0D%0AMarryat's novels are characteristic of their time, with the concerns of family connections and social status often overshadowing the naval action, but they are interesting as fictional renditions of the author's 25 years of real-life experience at sea. These novels, much admired by men like Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and Ernest Hemingway, were among the first sea novels. %0D%0AThey were models for later works by C. S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian that were also set in the time of Nelson and told the stories of young men rising through the ranks through successes as naval officers. Along with his novels, Marryat was also known for his short writings on nautical subjects. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0ABound in half calf leather bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: NEAR FINE%0D%0A [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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