Masterman Ready; or, The Wreck of the Pacific.
Written for Young People.
An appealing illustrated edition of the first of Marryat’s books for children, originally published in 1841; this copy in an attractive period prize binding.
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Octavo (176 x 118 mm). Contemporary calf by Relfe Brothers, decorative gilt spine, dark green morocco label, gilt roll tool border on sides, marbled edges and endpapers. Wood-engraved frontispiece by Branston after Dickes, illustrations throughout. Gilt stamp of Carmarthen Endowed Schools on front cover and prize inscription on a preliminary blank. Light scratch to back cover.