[Item #46790] The Fortunes of Frank Fairfield. BARKER, atthew, enry.

The Fortunes of Frank Fairfield

Philadelphia: Henry F. Anners, 1845. First American Edition. 12mo (15cm.); publisher's brown blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; vi,7-171pp.; illus throughout. Boards quite rubbed with exposure at margins, corners bumped, spine gilt mostly effaced and spines chipped, minor forward lean, contemporary pencil ownership inscription to front endpapers, general finger soil throughout. Good or better only.

Nautical tale by the prolific English sailor and author, often writing under the pseudonym the "Old Sailor." This a minor work for children, recounting the adventures of young Frank Fairfield, who becomes a cabin boy and sails to Jamaica, falls ill with yellow fever, and is at one point saved from drowning. With one chapter devoted to the city of Kingston and its slave population. Concludes with Fairfield's crowning triumph, a meeting with naval officer Horatio Nelson, whose short biography Barker had published in 1836.

Price: $125.00

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