KIT BAM'S ADVENTURES; Or, The Yarns of an Old Mariner. Illustrated by George Cruikshank.

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KIT BAM'S ADVENTURES; Or, The Yarns of an Old Mariner. Illustrated by George Cruikshank.
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Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Tickner and Fields.
Date Published:
Edition: First American Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 302686


First American edition. 12mo, original green cloth stamped in blind on front panel, decorated in gold on the spine. 360 pp., yellow coated end papers. Frontispiece & 3 additional plates by Cruikshank on heavy stock. Some mild internal staining, inner front hinge neatly repaired, light soiling to the cloth; a very good copy.


Fantastic adventure. Wild yarns told to two children by a retired sailor. "A series of narrated adventures which make the book a cross between a fairy tale, an imaginary voyage and a lost race romance. Many strange peoples and creatures are encountered, some from myths (including the mer-people). There is also a race of invisible people , one of whom the narrator marries." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II (1994). In one passage (pp. 343-347), Kit encounters Frankenstein's monster in the Arctic wastes. The London edition was published by Grant and Griffith in 1849, this American edition is reset. This copy came from John Ruyle; there was a copy in Stuart Teitler's Lost Race collection.

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