37 pages. A children's book describing the life-cycle of a ship in story form. By the popular Scottish children's book author. Illustrated with eight full-page oil-colored engravings, printed in thee colors, and sheet music for a sea shanty. Schwab, Ballantyne bibliography, 10a. First edition, first printing. Blue cloth covers with embossed design and bright gold lettering on front cover. Edge and corner wear. Front spine cloth edge is split. Spine tips are missing. Corners are frayed. Pages are tanned and there is some foxing. Illustrations are very good. Gift inscription dated Christmas 1865 inside. As they say, better than it sounds. An acceptable collectable copy of a scarce children's book. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Life of a Ship from the Launch to the ...
Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons
Publication Date: 1857
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description T. Nelson & Sons., 1884, 1884. hardback, 8vo, 72,(4)pp, colour frontispiece and several b/w illustrations, prize label on endpaper, scattered foxing and pages browning, brown cloth dec., rubbed, Good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 98777
Book Description London: Pub. T. Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, 1882, London, 1882. Reprint. Reprint. 6 1/4" x 4 1/4". 72 pgs, full-color frontispiece + 7 B/W drawings +4 vignetts (at beginning/end of poem & beginning/end of story), song w/music, poem. Spine well cracked bt. front endpapers, front/back endpapers heavily foxed & moderate to heavy foxing throughout, message in ink on front free endpaper, dark blue bind. well worn esp. at top/bot of spine & w/corners bumped, spine darkened, covers moderately soiled & spotted. As with others by Ballantyne here listed it's actually in FAIR condition for a child's book over 100 years old & the frontispiece is still beautiful. Bookseller Inventory # 111302D
Book Description London: T.Nelson & Sons, 1875, 1875. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Later printing of an 1856 title, 16mo., decorative cloth with oval in center, which may have had a pictorial label, color frontis and b&w illustrations, back cover has stains and bubbles on inside back paste-down else very good/o. Bookseller Inventory # 8292
Book Description T. Nelson and Sons, 1881. Book Condition: Good. Brown decorative cloth with oval paper onlay to front board. Minor wear and soiling. Internally with a neatly inscribed presentation inscription dated April 6th, 1883. Colour frontis, 2 page music with words. Illustrated. Minor soiling to pages. Bookseller Inventory # 001201
Book Description T. NELSON AND SONS., LONDON., 1874. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Thus. SPINE SLIGHTLY COCKED.VERY LIGHT EDGEWEAR.BROWN BLIND-STAMPED CLOTH BINDING.4.5X3 INCH OVAL PASTE-DOWN HAS SCENE OF SHIP SINKING ABOVE TITLE AND AUTHOR.A TIGHT CLEAN ATTRACTIVE COPY.NAME AND ADDRESS ON FFEP. Bookseller Inventory # 16884
Book Description London : T. Nelson, 1857. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Small 4to. Hardcover. Red cloth boards with embossed and gilt design on cover. Some discoloration/edgewear, corners bumped. Spine cloth mostly detached. Gutters cracked. Binding loose. Previous owner inscription on flyleaf from 1860. Occasional pencil marks and foxing throughout. Ships daily.Contains several excellent nautical illustrations showing the building of a ship from the docks to the launch and beyond. Before the story begins there is the sheet music and lyrics to "Song of the Sailor Boy" a duet for children. An attractive Victorian book, it tells the story of a sailing ship from her construction to her wreck on a foreign shore. The hero of the piece is a boy by the name of Davy who watches the Fair Nancy being built and later goes to sea on board. The author, Robert Ballantyne (1825-1894), makes no attempt to hide the dangers and hardships of a sea-life in the 19th century. Bookseller Inventory # 1201030036