Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure 1865 Mayne Reid illustrated sea faring bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Fiction & Lit, Adventure, Seafaring, Illustrated Books).
The Ocean Waifs; A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea, by Captain Mayne Reid.
Published 1865, Boston, by Ticknor and Fields.
366 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with several full page plates.
Publisher's blind embossed pebble cloth binding, gilt title lettering & pictorial spine decorations.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, spine uniformly faded, a few tiny cloth holes along rear joint, old paper dust jacket remnants still affixed to paste downs and fore edge of covers (likely removable with patience and dabs of water if desired).
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/4" H x 5" W.