Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, Descriptive of the Life of a Man-Of-War's Man.By an Old Sailor [Mathew Henry Barker]. with illustrations by George Cruikshank.
4to, morocco-backed boards gilt; top edge gilt, the others uncut; pp. (iv) + 200, 12 coloured etchings. Some spotting and toning to edges.
A collection of anecdotes of a life at sea, which were, according to the Introduction, originally published in the Literary Gazette newspaper. The author, Mathew Henry Barker (1790-1846), served on an East Indiaman, but regularly contributed articles to various journals.
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