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Old Sailor, 1790–1846

Tough yarns : a series of naval tales and sketches to please all hands, from the swabs on the shoulders down to the swabs in the head / by the old sailor, author of "Greenwich hospital," &c. ; illustrated by George Cruikshank.

London : Effingham Wilson, 1835.
Physical Description:
[8], 351, [1] p., [7] leaves of plates : ill. ; 17 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR4063.B23 T68 1835
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Gloria Scheuer
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Full-page etchings by George Cruikshank, and wood-engraved vignettes drawn by Cruikshank.
Printed by Maurice & Co., Howford Buildings, Fenchurch Street.
Cohn, A.M. George Cruikshank, 55
BEIN 1978 1173: Second issue noted in A.M. Cohn's George Cruikshank: a catalogue raisonné, no. 55, but lacking advertising matter at end and with last plate at p. 185 rather than p. 153.
BAC: British Art Center copy is the first issue. Bound in later red calf, with gilt edges. Printed on dark cream paper. Last word of page 1 is "Ah". No advertisements at end. Last plate at p. 153.
Subject Terms:
Effingham Wilson -- Publisher.
Maurice & Co. -- Printer.
Scheuer, Gloria -- Provenance.
Sea stories, English.
Seafaring life -- Fiction.
Etchings -- 1835.
Wood engravings -- 1835.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.

  • Greenwich Hospital
  • Tom Brookes
  • Daddy Davy, the Negro
  • Ghost stories
  • Frère du diable
  • The fisherman's family
  • The red flag at the fore
  • The prisoner
  • The confict
  • The burning ship
  • The veteran soldier.

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