NEWTON FORSTER; or, The Merchant Service. In Three Volumes
first editionPeriod tan half calf with marbled paper boards; gilt title lettering to spine
by [Marryat, Captain Frederick. 1792 - 1848]. 'By the Author of "The King's Own."'
London: James Cochrane and Co, 1832. 1st edition (D'Hannay, p. iv; NCBEL III, 705; Sadleir 1588; Wolff 4527). Period tan half calf with marbled paper boards; gilt title lettering to spine. Spine leather rubbed, with joints most affected, though cords holding firm. Vol II with leather layer removed from front center of joint. Vol II with stain to upper outer quadrant of last 4 leaves. Usual bit of foxing. Withal, a VG set.. 3 volumes (, 270, ; , 295, ; , 260 pp). Half-titles & adverts in Vols I & III. 12mo. 7-3/8" x 4-5/8"
Sadleir rates this title as the 3rd scarcest of all Marryat titles in his Comparative Scarcity ranking (p. 380). (Inventory #: 30232)
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