Shipwrecks and Disasters at Sea… With a Sketch of the Various Expedients for Preserving the Lives of Mariners
Robert Bixby & Co., ( 1844), New York
xii-427, (1) pp. b/w engravings
Full-page, half-page and vignette wood engravings add drama, and, at times, unintended humor to this reissue of the 1836 first edition in which twenty-six shipwrecks are recounted. Huntress notes that Ellms… put together a book on pirates… as well as this anthology…. The collections must have been quite popular… Has a chapter on life boats, life preservers, and expedients for the preservation of mariners. Huntress 276 C. A very nice copy in original cloth binding with gold spine decoration.