RN Sam Nobel Late Victorian lower deck memoir 1875-82

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An autobiography with a foreword by
Rear-Admiral A. P. Davidson, D.S.O.

Published circa 1926 by
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Limited, London

£20.00 plus P & P

A purple/blue cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine. Corners sharp but bottom and top of spine shelf worn although not torn - appearance is bright and square. Page block rough cut pages with some foxing throughout and to block edges - although first and last few pages are worst affected - the title page, which can be seen below is probably the worst affected and the pages of most are unnaffected..

Dust wrapper very little loss but folds folds are splitting, some tape backing and wrapper spine area browned - but dws are rare.

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Wrapper blurb

A genuine piece of narrative work, truly descriptive of training-ship and lower-deck life, from boy to 4.B. It is as faithful as, and more amusing than Dana's "Two Tears before the Mast." It deserves classic rank itself for its humour, its shrewdness, its sense of character as applied to all ranks, its appreciation of men, manners and scenery, its very human touch of filial love and its fearless accuracy.

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The discolouration of the spine can be clearly seen here !  
This image shows shelf wear to top and bottom of the spine but the boards, thanks to the dust wrapper are in excllent condition.
The title page is the worst affected by brown spots - the great majority of pages have none. Move cursor from this image to revert to view of jacked front cover !

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