The Shipwreck. by FALCONER, William (1732-1769).

FALCONER, William (1732-1769).

The Shipwreck. A poem. By William Falconer. London, for Wenman & Hodgson, 1792.

12mo in 6s, (120 x 70 mm), pp. [2], 108, with engraved frontispiece of shipwrecked protagonist, a little dusty, occasional very minor marginal foxing, bound in contemporary sheep, extremities a bit rubbed, minor worming to upper cover spine cracked but holding, with a contemporary ownership inscription on the front free endpaper.

A scarce pocket-sized edition of this popular and much reprinted poem by William Falconer (1732-69), first published in 1762. An experienced sailor, Falconer sang in epic verse the shipwreck in the Mediterranean, and the fate of the merchant seaman who survives.

ESTC t84710, at the British Library only.

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