Very Good Minus. 8vo-over 7? "-9? " tall Red cloth, 477pp. Edited and introduced by William St. Clair, this work, first published in 1831, was originally thought to be an autobiography, but it's mostly fictional and something of a classic in English literature. Clean, tight, sound copy. Library discard, as is. White library labels on spine; corners slighlty bent. Bookplate on front free endpaper. Stamping and card pocket on rear free endpaper.
Cloth, dj, F/VG. xxiv+477pp, b/w map, a fine copy in a spine faded, near fine dustjacket. A mainly fictional account of the life of a British Naval Officer who deserts & seeks adventure in India. Once held to be a true tale of a self styled Pirate's life, modern research found much of the account to be fiction. For instance Trewlany descibes himself as deserting, when in fact he was honourably discharged from the Navy in 1812. When first published in 1831 the book was a sensation & Trewlany was hailed as the hero he held himself to be. Edward John Trewlany [ 1792 – 1881 ], novelist, adventurerer & biographer ( Of Shelley & Byron ).
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