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Porter, Jane [and William Ogilvie]
SIR EDWARD SEAWARD'S NARRATIVE OF HIS SHIPWRECK, AND CONSEQUENT DISCOVERY OF CERTAIN ISLANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA... LONDON: LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN, 1831
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Porter, Jane [and William Ogilvie]
SIR EDWARD SEAWARD'S NARRATIVE OF HIS SHIPWRECK, AND CONSEQUENT DISCOVERY OF CERTAIN ISLANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA... LONDON: LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN, 1831
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Porter, Jane [and William Ogilvie]
SIR EDWARD SEAWARD'S NARRATIVE OF HIS SHIPWRECK, AND CONSEQUENT DISCOVERY OF CERTAIN ISLANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA... LONDON: LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN, 1831
3 volumes, 8vo (173 x 113mm.), FIRST EDITION, vignette title pages, original blue cloth, spines gilt, all edges speckled, collector's folding blue cloth box, extremities of boards a little rubbed, three hinges expertly repaired, endpapers slightly browned, volume 1 lacking half-title, some soiling to final leaves of volume 1 (not affecting text)
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Literature

Sabin 64323; Wolff 5612

Catalogue Note

Rarely seen in the original cloth.

Although published under his sister's name, the majority of the text was in fact written by William Ogilvie Porter, a naval surgeon who drew on his shipboard experiences to write "something for my [his] amusement" (quoted in Woolf).

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