1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.
1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.

1811 Rare Book - The Shipwreck by William Falconer, illustrated by Nicholas Pocock.

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Author: William Falconer. Nicholas Pocock, illustrator.
Title: "The Shipwreck, A Poem, by William Falconer, A Sailor. The Text Illustrated by Additional Notes, and Corrected from the First and Second Editions; with a Life of the Author by J. S. Clarke Author."
Publisher: London, Printed for William Miller, 1811.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5" X 5".
Pages: liii-215 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good contemporary gilt decorated with full straight-grained morocco leather (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges are gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, nice bookplate on the first endpaper - as shown, name of a previous owner on the first and second blank pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with beautiful engravings and vignettes after paintings by marine artist Nicholas Pocock.

Estimate: (USD 300 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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