Marryat’s Jacob Faithful

Marryat’s Jacob Faithful by Captain Marryat. Published by Constable and Co. in 1928. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Complete in 2 volumes. With 12 plates in colour by R. W. Buss and an introduction essay by George Saintsbury. Gilt on top page edges, bottoms of spines somewhat creased, otherwise lovely bindings with depiction of the ship on front boards. Uncut pages.


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Marryat’s Jacob Faithful Synopsis

Jacob Faithful is a tale centred on the lives of the Thames watermen who made their living along the tidal reaches of that river and in the Port of London. Particularly it deals with the story of young Jacob literally born and raised on the river.

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About Captain Marryat

Captain Frederick Marryat (10 July 1792 – 9 August 1848) was a Royal Navy officer, a novelist, and an acquaintance of Charles Dickens. He is noted today as an early pioneer of nautical fiction. He is remembered also for his children’s novel The Children of the New Forest (1847).

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Captain Marryat


Constable & Co






R. W. Buss