The Young Sailor; or the Sea-Life of Tom Bowline, Third Series - No. 8. Chapbook. Children's, Tom Bowline, pseudonym.

The Young Sailor; or the Sea-Life of Tom Bowline, Third Series - No. 8. Chapbook.

New York: Kiggins & Kellogg, Ca. 1856. A cautionary tale of the young son of "an humble farmer" who insists on going to sea, despite his parents admonitions, and of the frightening adventures he undergoes. The voyage takes Tom from China to New South Wales, to Banguay Island (north of Borneo) and Suba Island before reaching "Rio" and beginning the journey home. Tom now admonishes his young friends "not to seek for ease and happiness on the uncertain ocean". 16mo, 2 7/8 inches by 4 1/2 inches, 16pp, 6 b&w illus. Tan paper wrappers with decorative black rules and title in black on front cover. Back cover ads for Kiggins & Kellogg, Publishers, Booksellers and Stationers, 123 & 125 William Street. Slightly dusty covers. 'Frank Michaels 1862' is written in manuscript inside front wrapper. According to OCLC 39607108, "123 & 125 William St. Kiggins & Kellogg were at this address between 1856 and 1857". Trove 8102904. Very good condition. Item #18685

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