Thirty Years from Home, or a Voice from the Main Deck; Being the Experience of Samuel Leech, Who Was for Six Years in the British and American Navies; Was Captured in the British Frigate MacEdonian Afterwards Entered the American Navy…

Boston: Tappan & Dennet, 1843. First Edition. Engraved Plates. Original cloth. Duodecimo. xvi, [17]-305 pages. Good.

Subtitle concludes: "…and was taken in the United States brig Syren, by the British ship Medway. " First edition of this classic firsthand account naval warfare in the War of 1812. HOWES #L224; SABIN #39812. Bound in original dark brown cloth over boards with title in gilt on spine, both boards ornamented in blind. One leaf of publisher advertising at rear. Wear to binding extremities with chips to head and heel of spine and rubs through cloth at fore corners, bottom edges, and in spots along joints. Some browning to textblock, prior owner name penned neatly on preliminary blank. Hinges still sound.

Item #10799.504

Price: $200

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