London: J. D. Potter, 1852. First Edition. Octavo, vii, 198 pages; G; Darkened blue cloth spine, no lettering or graphics; Boards show moderate bumping to corners, light bumping and moderate wear to head/tail of spine, moderate+ shelfwear overall, significant age-toning to cloth on spine, and cloth on spine is fully separated from spine along full-length cut to joint on back cover; Textblock is moderate age-toning to edges, light+ age-toning throughout interiorly, and pages 67 - 72 are loose from spine for bottom two-thirds of spine, but still attached (with curling/light chipping to fore- and top-edges of those pages); Name of previous owner appears in pencil on front paste-down: "WS Hawes / Bark Mermaid / Westport"; NOTE: Shelved in Room A.
FP New Rockville Stock
A "Bark Mermaid" was registered at Westport in 1869, under the command of a John Horan.