Greenwich Hospital, A series of Naval Sketches, Descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man. By an Old Sailor.

London: Published by James Robins and Co. Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row; and Joseph Robins, Jun. and Co. Ormond Quay, Dublin, 1826.

Price: $2,000.00

About the item

First edition. Illustrated with 12 Color Plates by George Cruikshank. [4], [1]-200 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Half pebbled nineteenth century blue morocco and marbled boards, t.e.g.

Item #58260

A famous and popular early production of Cruikshank's, illustrating the nautical accounts of Matthew Henry Barker (1790-1846). The artist illustrated other of Barker's sea tales; in 1820 and 1822 Cruikshank's illustrations for Life in London, and Life in Paris had caught the public's fancy, and Greenwich Hospital solidified his reputation as one of the best known and inventive illustrators of his day.