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The wanderings of Tom Starboard, or, The life of a sailor : his voyages and travels, perils and adventures, by sea and land /

Title
The wanderings of Tom Starboard, or, The life of a sailor : his voyages and travels, perils and adventures, by sea and land / by the author of "The children's fire-side," "The young wanderer's cave," &c. &c. ; with six engravings.
Author
Towers, Isabella Jane, 1790-1867.
Publication
London : John Harris, corner of St. Paul's Church-yard, 1830
Supplementary Content
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/njp.32101066075555

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Description
295, [1], [24] p., [6] leaves of plates : ill. (steel-engravings); 18 cm.
Alternative Title
  • Life of a sailor
  • Tom Starboard
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Fiction.
  • Imaginary voyages.
  • Inscriptions – 19th century.
  • Publishers' catalogs – 19th century.
Note
  • Author from Moon, cited below.
  • Publisher from colophon on p. [296].
  • "It will be perhaps unnecessary to say more respecting this tale, than that every physiological fact, and all the subjects connected with scientific information contained in the book, rest on the authority of modern travellers and on accredited works of science"-- publisher's list.
  • Plates partially hand-colored, apparently by a child-reader.
  • Illustrations: Steel-engraved frontispiece and five plates throughout the text dated "Decr. 1830."
  • Publisher's catalog on [24] p. at end.
  • Catalog dated MDCCCXXXI (1831).
  • Catalog dated MDCCCXXX (1830).
  • Catalog dated MDCCCXXX (1830).
  • Inscribed on free endpaper: "Edward S. Evans Hartoph(?), the gift of his dear Papa, 1831."
  • Inscribed "Charles Horner, from his tenderly attached Mother, 1831" on front free endpaper; and "Charles Horner, 1830" at head of t.p.
  • Marjorie Moon's illustrated bookplate on front pastedown.
  • Red roan; rebacked with original spine laid down.
  • Red roan; with Marjorie Moon's gray dust jacket with typed cover title.
  • Dark green roan.
Indexed In (note)
  • Moon, M. Harris (1992),
  • Osborne Coll.,
Binding (note)
  • Pub. quarter roan (either red or dark green) with gilt-stamped spine title, over marbled paper-covered boards.
Owning Institutions
Princeton University Library