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Poor Jack
London - Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans 1840 - A First edition of this seafaring tale by Captain FrederickMarryat. Bound by Riviere, with a binder's stamp to verso of front free endpaper. Illustrated throughout with beautiful engravings by Clarkson Stanfield. Thisrags-to-richestale tells the story of ThomasSaunders, who eventually rises by his own efforts to become a pilot on the Thames, makes his fortune and retires to the life of a wealthy squire. The novel has interesting descriptions of domestic life among the naval lower ranks and contains many anecdotes of seafaring life. Condition: In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, lovely condition with very slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, bright with foxing to first and last few pages and an expert repair to frontispiece. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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