[Turbayne, Albert Angus (cover design); Brock, H.M. (illustrations)]; Marryat, Captain; Hannay, David (introduction)
Title JACOB FAITHFUL
Book Condition Near fine
Publisher London Macmillan and Co. 1895
Illustrator Henry M. Brock
Seller ID 1299
C8vo (5¼” x 7½”). pp. . PRESENTATION COPY. Signed Art Nouveau binding design by Albert Angus Turbayne in gold on dark blue cloth of a tall ship sailing toward the reader through waves and between two dolphins; seagulls above with dolphin motif repeated on the spine. Includes Turbayne's famous peacock drawing for Macmillan's Illustrated Standard Novels printed in yellow on the eps, b/w frontis. and 39 additional full page illustrations by Henry M. Brock; a.e.g. with a embossed "Presentation Copy" stamp on the lower corner of the front page. A story of the Thames Watermen and young Jacob who is born on the river, orphaned and eventually "pressed" into the Royal Navy. An interesting look at the life of London and the Thames at the beginning of the 19th C. Part of Macmillan's Illustrated Standard Novels. See A near fine copy with light foxing to the frontis tissue guard that has lightly offset to the frontis. and the title page. Balston 187.