Sir Edw. Seaward’s Narrative Of His Shipwreck, And Consequent Discovery Of Certain Island In The Caribbean Sea;




Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster-Row.




With a detail of many extraordinary and highly interesting events in his life, from the year 1733 to 1749. as written in his own diary. edited by miss jane porter. third edition. in two volumes. vols. i and ii.

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TWO VOLUMES. 8vo, in twelves. 8 x 5.25 inches. Vol. I, xxiv + 456 pp. + 32 pp. publisher's catalogue; Vol. II, viii + 453 + [1] + [2] pp. publisher's list. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, decorated by blind stamping, later rebacked with new endpapers. Deckled edges. Spines and board edges sunned and extremities worn. Small repaired tear at head of title, Vol. I, but otherwise a very good set. A narrative work of fiction purporting to be the actual circumstances of a Caribbean shipwreck. It is held that this title was written by Dr. William Ogilvie Porter (1774-1850) and edited by his sister, Jane Porter (1776-1850), novelist, dramatist and literary figure. Born in Durham to Scottish parents, she is considered to be one of the earliest historical novelists, achieving fame with The Scottish Chiefs (about William Wallace) of 1810, which had an influence on Scott. The first edition was published in 1831.

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