Robinson, Charles Napier.


In Fact and Fiction. The Poetry, Pathos, and Humour of the Sailor’s Life. With Introductory Chapters on the Place of the Sea Officer and Seaman in Naval History and Historical Literature. London and New York: Harper and Brothers 1909.
1st Ed. [xxiv] + 520pp. Colour frontis. and approx. 130 reproductions of old prints, engravings and woodcuts depicting the character, costume and customs of the sailor afloat and ashore, as described by the Historians, the Poets, the Novelists and the Playwrights. From the library of Ann Savours Shirley with inscription, ex.-libris Edmund Whitaker Hodge, very lightly spotted, sm. ‘A’ ink stamp to lower pastedown, original gilt lettered blue cloth, some minor soiling, corners sl. bumped, spine and tail of lower board faded, t.e.g. rest uncut.
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