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[SHIPWRECK]. A narrative of the loss of the kent east indiaman, by fire, in the bay of biscay, on the 1st March, 1825. In a letter to a friend.

Edinburgh. Published by Waugh & Innes, Edinburgh, 1825. First edition.
12mo. 78pp. Uncut in original drab boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed and marked. Upper joint split but boards remain firmly attached by the cords. Contemporary ownership inscription to head of FFEP. From the recently dispersed remains of the Stevenson family library, with no indication of such.
The Kent, a British East Indian Company vessel bound for Bengal and China caught fire in the Bay of Biscay on her maiden voyage. On board were 641 passengers and crew, including 20 officers and 344 soldiers belonging to the 31st Regiment of Foot, 43 women and 66 children, 20 private passengers, and a crew (including officers) of 148 men. The quick- thinking of Captain Cook of the passing Cambria saved the lives of 547 souls.
£ 325.00 Antiquates Ref: 31290