1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".
1811 Rare  Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".

1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock. This pretty edition is "corrected from the first and second editions".

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Author: William Falconer. Nicholas Pocock, illustrator.
Title: The Shipwreck, A Poem, by William Falconer, A Sailor.
Publisher: London, Printed for William Miller, 1811.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9" X 6".
Pages: xlvi-214 pages + Also bound into this copy is a 31-page glossary of nautical terms, entitled "Explanation of the Terms Used in Seamanship."
Binding: Attractive and very good contemporary blind-stamped polished calf leather with gold decoration and gilt sailing ship in the middle of the covers (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, small corner staining to the frontispiece illustration - as shown, nice bookplates of Charles Lauriat, Jr., British Courtier and composer Alfred Scott Gatty, and American collector Ted Thomas on the first endpaper - as shown, gift note of a previous 1923 owner on the second blank page - as shown). All edges marbled.
Illustrations: Complete with beautiful engravings and vignettes after paintings by marine artist Nicholas Pocock.

Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 350). 

The book: "A Rare 1811 Edition of "The Shipwreck" by William Falconer, published by William Miller, London. This edition is notably " corrected from the first and second editions" and is enhanced by the beautiful engravings and vignettes after paintings by the marine artist Nicholas Pocock. The book's contemporary blind-stamped polished calf leather binding, with gold decoration and a gilt sailing ship, makes it a highly collectible item. Additionally, the inclusion of a glossary of nautical terms adds to the book's appeal for maritime enthusiasts.

"The Shipwreck" is a narrative poem recounting the perils of sea voyage, drawing on Falconer's own experiences as a seaman. The poem is celebrated for its realistic depiction of life at sea and the dangers faced by sailors, and it is a significant work in maritime literature."

The author: William Falconer (1732–1769) was a Scottish poet and sailor, whose firsthand knowledge of the sea lent authenticity and depth to his writing. His work remains a classic in maritime literature.

The illustrator: Nicholas Pocock was an esteemed marine artist known for his detailed and accurate depictions of naval scenes. His illustrations in this edition likely add a visual depth to the narrative, capturing the drama and realism of Falconer's seafaring tale.


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