1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.
1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.

1858 Rare Victorian Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Birket Foster.

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Author: William Falconer. Birket Foster, illustrator.
Title: The Shipwreck - A Poem.
Publisher: Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1858.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5" X 6".
Pages: xxxvi-153 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine, original full-cloth binding with beautiful gilt paneling (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Bound by Leighton Son and Hodge. All edges gilt.
Content: Good to very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the beautiful illustrations by Birket Foster.


The book: "An Attractive and Rare 1858 Victorian Edition of "The Shipwreck," a poem by William Falconer, published by Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh. This edition is notably embellished with beautiful illustrations by Birket Foster, which enhance the vivid and dramatic narrative of the poem. The book is finely bound by Leighton Son and Hodge, featuring original full-cloth binding with intricate gilt paneling, making it a valuable collector's item.

"The Shipwreck" is a narrative poem that recounts the perilous sea voyage of a ship, drawing on Falconer's own experiences as a seaman. The poem is known for its realistic depiction of life at sea and the dangers sailors face, and it's celebrated for its technical precision and emotional depth."

The author: William Falconer (1732–1769) was a Scottish poet and sailor, known for his vivid portrayal of the sea and seafaring life. His own experiences at sea lent authenticity to his poetic work, and "The Shipwreck" remains his best-known poem.

The illustrator: Birket Foster (1825–1899) was a British illustrator known for his detailed and picturesque landscapes and scenes of rural life. His illustrations in "The Shipwreck" are characterized by their meticulous detail and ability to capture the mood and drama of Falconer's narrative, adding a visual richness to the poem.


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