Not well known today, George Manville Fenn was a prolific writer of stories for both adults and children. Each chapter in this nautical tale is a "cable length" (approx. one tenth of a nautical mile or 100 fathoms). Printed in double columns. Samuel Smiles's Books listed inside front cover. First four pages list Harper's Library of Select Novels and Miscellaneous Popular Novels.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Date Published: 1874
Place Published: New York
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Library of Select Novels No. 590. 92, 4 p. 24 cm. 6 large b&w illustrations and many decorative initials by W. Mackay and F. Waddy. Brown paper wraps. Stained front cover. Chipped spine ends. Small tears in edges. Owner's signature and a few minor stains in interior. Rear shows a vertical fold.