The History of Timothy Brown The History of Timothy Brown The History of Timothy Brown The History of Timothy Brown

The History of Timothy Brown

Published by (England), 1849
Soft cover
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Octavo. 5ff. Verse manuscript with original watercolor illustrations, including a full-page cover title and title-page and sixteen vignettes throughout. The text tells the tale of Timothy Brown, who is introduced as "a wild little lad" who constantly tears his clothes and searches for ways to spend his days in idle pursuits. He is coerced by a passing sailor to join the Royal Navy as a cabin boy without informing his family. Once at sea, however, he discovers that the work is hard, and he hatches a plan to desert by hiding in the captain's launch. He is discovered and duly flogged, but he gradually accepts his role and resolves to become a better sailor. Eventually, he reconciles with his family, becomes a hero for his valorous conduct during a sea battle with the French fleet, and is promoted to Captain. Although such stories of reformed wayward youth were common tools for shaping the morality of children, this particular story does not appear to be drawn from a known source. The text is augmented throughout by colorful watercolors executed in a competent folk-art style. Some faint spotting and light wear along edges of leaves and along extremities of illustrated blue wrappers, else a fine example of a fragile work, housed in a cloth chemise. Bookseller Inventory # 24132

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Title: The History of Timothy Brown

Publisher: (England)

Publication Date: 1849

Binding: Soft cover

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