The Shipwreck A Poem with a Sketch of His Life

By: Falconer, William

Price: £275.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


3rd edition. Small ownership inscription on ffep. Marbled endpapers. Gilt lettering to spine. Four raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Contemporary red morocco gilt. Nice and clean internally and externally. The poem, first published in 1762, was based on the author's own experience as second mate aboard a merchant ship which was wrecked on a voyage from Alexandria to Venice. Only three of the crew survived. First edition means first edition, first printing, unless otherwise clearly stated.

Title: The Shipwreck A Poem with a Sketch of His Life

Author Name: Falconer, William

Categories: Poetry,

Publisher: London, Cadell: 1808

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 003394

Keywords: THE POEM, FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1762, WAS BASED ON AUTHOR'S OWN EXPERIENCE AS SECOND MATE ABOARD A MERCHANT SHIP WHICH WRECKED VOYAGE FROM ALEXANDRIA TO VENICE. ONLY THREE OF CREW SURVIVED.