London: John Murray, 1841. First edition. calf. A Very Good Copy. Boards rubbed, shelf wear. Head of spine softened. 12 mo (6 x 4.5 inches). Navy blue polished calf, gilt/ tooled spine with 6 panels and 5 raised bands, gilt lettering set in 2nd panel. xv, (2) 336 pp, steel engraved frontispiece, 11 engraved plates. Dedication page, list of patrons with number of requested copies; beginning with Her Majesty the Queen, and all members of the Royal household, three page subscriber's list .
Selected and arranged by Thomas Dibdin, author of The English Fleet, Cabinet, with characteristic steel engraved sketches by George Cruikshank. Published in London by the Publisher to the Admiralty: John Murray, Albemarle Street.
Charles Dibdin (Hampshire 1745-1814), prolific and popular English composer, dramatist, author and actor best known for his sea songs and operas. Very Good. Item #7342