The mariner's chronicle, of shipwrecks, fires, famines and other disasters at sea; containing narratives of the most noted calamities and providential deliverances which have resulted from maritime enterprise, both in Europe and America; together with an account of the whale fishery, sketches of nautical life, steam boat disasters, &c. : in two volumes ... embellished with sixty engravings [ Volume II ONLY ]. no author.
The mariner's chronicle, of shipwrecks, fires, famines and other disasters at sea; containing narratives of the most noted calamities and providential deliverances which have resulted from maritime enterprise, both in Europe and America; together with an account of the whale fishery, sketches of nautical life, steam boat disasters, &c. : in two volumes ... embellished with sixty engravings [ Volume II ONLY ]
The mariner's chronicle, of shipwrecks, fires, famines and other disasters at sea; containing narratives of the most noted calamities and providential deliverances which have resulted from maritime enterprise, both in Europe and America; together with an account of the whale fishery, sketches of nautical life, steam boat disasters, &c. : in two volumes ... embellished with sixty engravings [ Volume II ONLY ]

The mariner's chronicle, of shipwrecks, fires, famines and other disasters at sea; containing narratives of the most noted calamities and providential deliverances which have resulted from maritime enterprise, both in Europe and America; together with an account of the whale fishery, sketches of nautical life, steam boat disasters, &c. : in two volumes ... embellished with sixty engravings [ Volume II ONLY ]

Charles Gaylord: Boston 1834. Volume II (of 2) ONLY. vi, [7]-336 pages. 8vo. Original publisher's boards, with soiled thin cloth spine and thin tan printed paper over chipboard. Two nice engravings on printed paper covers : "Burning of the Prince, a French East Indiaman" and "Loss of the Ramillies in the Atlantic Ocean." Dampstaining throughout including binding. Original paper wrapper (worn). Corners worn, portions of cloth spine worn . Pasted in manuscript note from "Charles M. Taintor" noting he "bot at Greenfield in Sept AD 1837, price 26 cts". A further inked note by (likely the son of Taintor of the same name noting address Wethersfield Connecticut June 27th, AD 1873. Good. Boards. [27471]


A collection of nautical tales, nicely illustrated with engraved plates. Scarce in the original boards, albeit only one of two volumes.

The American Antiquarian Society has only this second volume, with the note "Checklist Amer. imprints; 25519" There was also an 1840 edition by Gaylord in two volumes. We have not investigated the origins of this set of tales - there are many similar title variations around this time found in OCLC.

Charles M Taintor Jr. has an interesting bookish sidenote in history. The Connecticut Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 5, 1899, in an article titled "An Historic Bible" by Josephine Baker, describes in some detail a bible that Traintor traded for a Peter Parley set. The bible turned out to be a Breeches bible that was brought over on the Mayflower. Taintor didn't know what he had, but an antiquarian by the name of Burr recognized it later for what it was. The article covers it in some detail.

Price: $65.00

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