This is an 1834 FIRST EDITION of "The Mariner's Chronicle: Containing Narratives of the Most REMARKABLE DISASTERS AT SEA, Such As SHIPWRECKS, STORMS, FIRES AND FAMINES: Also, NAVAL ENGAGEMENTS, Practical Adventures, Incidents of Discovery, and Other Extraordinary and Interesting Occurrences." Printed by James F. Babcock, published by R.M. Treadway, New Haven, 1834. ORIGINAL full leather binding. The gold stamped designs and text are all but gone from the spine, photo 10. Boards attached though slightly loose. PACKED with gorgeous engravings, see all photos.
No loose, missing, cut or torn pages. Moderate foxing throughout. Photo one shows the frontispiece, photo two the title page, photos 4 & 5 copyright page. No bookplates or writing other than the faint name in pencil of front endpaper, photo 11. While the pages have a SLIGHT waviness due to age, there is NO water damage to this book. No odors or growth.
FREE SHIPPING with tracking. The book will be wrapped in bubble wrap and shipped in a box, not an envelope.
On Apr-14-12 at 19:22:24 PDT, seller added the following information:
I'D LIKE TO CLARIFY ONE OF THE ABOVE CONDITION NOTES. THIS VERY OLD BINDING IS A BIT BRITTLE, AND SOME OF THE PAGES DON'T LINE UP PERFECTLY WITH THE TEXT BLOCK. WHILE THERE ARE NO OBVIOUSLY LOOSE PAGES, THIS SLIGHT MISALIGNMENT MAY INDICATE PAGES THAT ARE A BIT LOOSE, BUT NOT DETACHED. I'M CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO TUG AT PAGES TO SEE IF THEY ARE LOOSE. I WANT TO BE AS ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF THIS BOOK, SO PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS IF THERE ARE ANY CONCERNS.