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Thomas Tegg - Affecting Narrative of the Loss of Thames Smack, Captain Craiggy

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[ANOYNYMOUS] TEGG, Thomas (1776-1845).

Affecting Narrative of the Loss of Thames Smack, Captain Craiggy, Which, through a fatal Mistake, was run on the Nore Sand, Tuesday, February 8, 1809, including theEscape of the Captain and Crew in the Boat, and the Perilous Situation of four female passengers, Captain Johnson,, and a private soldier, Who were inhumanely left behind; Miraculous preservation of the Men, and loss of the women. Also the sufferings of Alexander Selkirk, who was left on a desolate island, on which the Story of Robinson Crusoe is founded.

London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, no date [1809].

RARE CHAPBOOK. Octavo (18 x 11cm), pp.[3]; 8-28. Unbound, 14 leaves plus folding engraved frontispiece, sewn. 

Paper a little marked, small loss to the text on page 15/16. Frontispiece trimmed unevenly losing some of the title, rubbed and worn to extremities and partially loose from the binding. A rare survival of an ephemeral production. Very good.