The Wreck Of The "Grosvenor:"; An Account Of The Mutiny Of The Crew And The Loss Of The Ship When Trying To Make The Bermudas. William Clark Russell.

The Wreck Of The "Grosvenor:"; An Account Of The Mutiny Of The Crew And The Loss Of The Ship When Trying To Make The Bermudas

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1877. First Edition. Hardcover. 293, 293, 289 pages. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. W. Clark Russell was a sailor for many years before turning to journalism and fiction with the aim of improving the working conditions of the average seaman. This work was probably his most highly-regarded book and occasioned Swinburne to say that he was, "The greatest master of the sea, living or dead." It also was called "the most popular mid-Victorian melodrama of adventure and heroism at sea." Bound by Aubrey of Salisbury. SADLEIR 3111. Armorial bookplates of Rev.The Honrable Sidney Meade. Half title in Vol. Ii, Vols. ! & III have small stamp of Franklin House Library and the first two and last two leaves of each volume are toned: balance of text clean and fresh. Orig. olive calf and marbled boards, spine labels lettered in gilt. Spines evenly faded to brown. ll edges marbled. Very good/Near fine. 3 vols. Item #23071

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