Published by W. Simpkin, & R. Marshall, Stationers Court, Ludgate Street. [n.d. c.1818.]
Coloured aquatint, watermarked. 210 x 133mm. Small tear in the publication area.
From "The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy" by John Mitford (1782-1831) was a British naval officer, poet and journalist. Johnny Newcome (a generic term for new recruits) is a clergyman’s son who is forced to leave school and join the navy when his clergyman father loses all his money in a banking crash. He embarks on HMS Capricorn at Sheerness and, under the good captain Dale his career prospers, but in Jamaica yellow fever strikes the ship, Captain Dale dies and is replaced by the bullying Captain Teak, and Johnny regretfully leaves the navy
Ex Norman Blackburn Collection.
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