Publisher: London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Sadleir 984; NCBEL III, 725; Loeber, Irish Fiction, G37; ODNB; not in Wolff, who had other titles by Glascock.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; fine copy.
Book ID: 28331
Description8vo, 19th century blue half calf, brown pebbled cloth boards, brown morocco spine label, gilt decorations and lettering. With half-title; without the leaf of publisher's advertisements.
CommentsNine stories set around life in the navy by Captain William Nugent Glascock (1787-1847), the author of several works of nautical fiction, all published anonymously. "Glascock devoted long intervals on half pay, as both commander and captain, to literary labours, and produced between 1826 and 1838 several volumes of naval novels, anecdotes, reminiscences, and reflections, which are weak enough as novels, and of little historical value, but are occasionally interesting as social sketches of naval life in the early part of the century" - ODNB. Though the subtitle of this work states that it is by "One of the Authors of The Naval Sketch Book," there is no evidence that The Naval Sketch Book or any of his works are by anyone other that Glascock himself. A curious ruse.