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The Privateer's-Man
London - Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans 1846 - A scarce set of first editions from English Royal Navy officer, and novelist, Captain Frederick Marryat. Captain Frederick Marryat is 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. Marryat isadmired forthe way he wrote about his real life experiences at sea with vivacity. With George V. Wesselhoeft armorial bookplate to the front pastedown to both volumes. Bound by Westleys and Clark. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In original cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, both volumes are lightly rubbed with fading to the spines, and minor bumping. All hinges are very slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, with some leaves working loose. Bright with instances of light spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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