Jack's Kit Saturday Night in the Forecastle 1840's nautical humor & song bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Jack's Kit; or Saturday Night in the Forecastle. Being a Choice Collection of Naval Songs, Nautical Jokes, Dog Watch Yarns, and Galley Witticisms.
Published c. 1840's, New York by G. & S. Bunce.
253 pages. Text in English. Illustrated with 30 woodcuts, numerous being full page plates.
Period full leather book, smooth spine.
Totally poor condition. Boards loosened, bowed with loss of leather. Contents spotted and stained, some page edges dog eared, old damp staining.
A rare little pocket size song and joke book in any condition. Includes racist Chinese imagery.
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. 4 1/2" H x 3" W.