Shipwreck of Stirling Castle 1837 Sydney Australia to Singapore rare pamphletBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Periodicals, Travel, Exploration, Shipwrecks, Stirling Castle, Australia, Fraser Island, Juvenile Books, Adventure).
Tales of Travellers; or A View of the World.- Wreck of the Stirling Castle.
Published Saturday, September 18th, 1837, London by Joseph Last.
4 leaves (8 pages), large woodcut.
Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers, early supplemental (?) paper tape along spine. Note the price at top right, indicating individual sale.
For a nautical, shipwreck, Australia or street literature collector, an ephemeral item of great interest due to the key subject and potentially unique pictorial woodcut depicting the location, with what appears to be early (original?) hand color. Almost certainly scarce/ rare in the market to find similar in appearance to as found here.
Pamphlet is approaching 200 years old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding and paper gently uniformly age toned, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, pamphlet remains overall attractive as an object.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 8 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W.