1839. Item #89700
ELLMS, Charles (compiler). SHIPWRECKS AND DISASTERS AT SEA OR HISTORICAL NARRATIVES OF THE MOST NOTED CALAMITIES, AND PROVIDENTIAL DELIVERANCES FROM FIRE AND FAMINE, ON THE OCEAN. WITH A SKETCH OF THE VARIOUS EXPEDIENTS FOR PRESERVING THE LIVES OF MARINERS BY THE AID OF LIFE BOATS, LIFE PRESERVERS, ETC. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwaite & Co., 1839. second printing, 8vo. 428 pp., B/w illustrations throughout. Brown cloth, blindstamped front and rear and stamped in gilt to spine. Cloth worn but intact overall. Dampstain to front board. Front board and ffep. detached. Light foxing throughout. Prior ownership in pencil to ffep. Ellms was a Boston stationer turned writer and compiler who did much to preserve exciting sea stories and tales of pirates. This title originally published in 1836 was reprinted numerous times in the 19th century still Scarce. (Childress, Encyclopedia of American Lit of the Sea and Great Lakes, p. 129-130.).