SHIPWRECKS And DISASTERS At SEA; or Historical Narratives of the Most Noted Calamities and Providential Deliverances, which have Resulted from Maritime Enterprise: with a Sketch of Various Expedients for Preserving the Lives of Mariners. In Three Volumes
first editionPeriod dark green half-morocco bindings, with green cloth boards. Volume I with gilt decorated spine; Volumes II & III a b
by [Dalyell, John Graham, Sir. 1775 - 1851]
Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay & Company for Archibald Constable, Edinburgh, and Longman Hurst Rees Orme and Brown, London, 1812. 1st edition (Huntress 87; Sabin 80537). Period dark green half-morocco bindings, with green cloth boards. Volume I with gilt decorated spine; Volumes II & III a bit plainer. From the "London Library. St. James Square", with red labels to boards, and 'Regulations' label to front paste-down(s). Joints & tips professionally refurbished. Dime-size circular blindstamp to title leaves. Vol I with renewed ffep. Offset to pp 282-283 in Vol. III. Withal, a solid VG set.. 3 volumes (xix, [1 (blank)], 448; 516; 515, [1 (blank)] pp). Index in Volume III. Half-titles wanting Vol I: folding frontis map [Eastern Hemisphere]. Vol II: folding map prior to p. 3 [of the Western Hemisphere]. 8vo. 8-5/8" x 5-1/4"
A work somewhat uncommon in the trade... filled with 81 historical accounts of shipwrecks from 1431-1807, arranged chronologically. (Inventory #: 10721)
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