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The young sailor; or the sea-life of Tom Bowline. New York: Kiggins & Kellogg, 123 & 125 William St., [1856–66]. 32mo (11.5 cm, 4.5"). 16 pp.; illus. $150.00
Chapbook tale of young Tom who is drawn to sea despite his parents' warnings and concerns, and who sails on the ship Godolphin under his uncle Mason, the captain, to the East Indies. They arrive in China and set sail for New South Wales but are shipwrecked en route. After a perilous raft voyage, they reach Banguay, a small island north of Borneo. They are befriended by some Malays but are attacked by another tribe, imprisoned, and put into "cruel slavery." A dashing escape enables them to flee their captors and they are lucky to find a friendly ship to take them home! A => grand imaginary voyage in little, appearing here under the header "Third Series – No 8."
Kiggins & Kellogg was located at 123 & 125 William St. between 1856 and 1866. The wood-engraved illustrations are variously signed "Lossing & Co." (i.e., Benson John Lossing), "W. Howland sc." (i.e., William Howland), and "HH sc."
Printed buff-colored wrappers, with spotting and a not quite decipherable pencilled signature to top of front cover. Text and images clean. (38755) Please RESHELVE This.
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