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Author Name    Marryatt, Captain (Frederick)

Title   The King's Own

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good Plus

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Publisher   Hartford Silas Andrus and Son 1846

Inscription   Signed

Seller ID   002845

Hartford: Silas Andrus and Son, 1846. Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848), of the Royal Navy, became a popular novelist of (what else?) sea stories, the progenitor of Conrad, O'Brien, and Forester. Although often reprinted, his period works are scarce today. "The King's Own" was his second novel, originally published in 1830. This is a Very Good copy of what Quercus believes is the First American Editionor possibly a pirate. Not in WorldCat or LoC; most often seen are is the edition from Appleton, some three decades later. Brown cloth binding, decoratively stamped; with gilt decorations and lettering on the spine. Clean text; 243 pages. Minimal foxing/spotting; paper quite bright (somewhat stiff to turn, but still firmly attached). There is a penciled signature on the second free endpaper; on the Title Page another owner has signed twice, in pencil and ink. Signatories have the same surname; Quercus postulates that the two owners were related, perhaps father and son. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition.

Price = 250.00 USD

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