By Michael Scott
with illustrations by Frank Brangwyn
Gibbings & Co London
JB Lippincott Philadelphia
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London : Gibbings & Co, 1894. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine. The first illustrated edition of Michael Scott’s sea story. With two illustrated plates to each volume and an illustrated title page. One of fifteen hundred copies printed by T and A Constable, 1894. As stated to verso of title page. The first illustrated edition of this novel. The first British edition in book form was published in 1836 by William Blackwood and T Cadell. Whereas the true first edition was published in Paris in 1834. Michael Scott was a British author and autobiographer who often wrote under the pseudonym Tom Cringle. The Cruise of the Midge originally appeared serially in Blackwood’s Magazine between 1834 and 1835. The sea story provides interesting autobiographical portraits of Jamaica in the 1820’s. In original cloth bindings with gilt-stamped detailing to boards and spines. Externally, very smart. Some bumping to the head and tail of spines and very slight bumping to the extremities. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with spotting to endpapers. Otherwise, generally clean throughout. Near Fine.