THE LIFE AND SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF MARY ANN TALBOT, in the name of John Taylor, a Natural Daughter of the late Earl Talbot; comprehending an Account of her extraordinary Adventures in the Character of Foot-Boy, Drummer, Cabin-Boy, and Sailor. Also of her many very narrow Escapes in different Engagements, 1809.
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Title THE LIFE AND SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF MARY ANN TALBOT, in the name of John Taylor, a Natural Daughter of the late Earl Talbot; comprehending an Account of her extraordinary Adventures in the Character of Foot-Boy, Drummer, Cabin-Boy, and Sailor. Also of her many very narrow Escapes in different Engagements,
Published London.R. S. Kirby. No date(1809). 1809
Stock Code 5572
Description while in the Land and Sea Services, and of the Hardships which she suffered while under cure of the Wounds received in the Engagement under Lord Howe, June 1, 1794, &c. &c. &c. Related by herself. Engraved portrait frontispiece;[5], 6-60pp. Relatively recent half calf, gilt over marbled boards. 12mo in sixes. First separate edition. Some water-staining to the bottom outer margin at start; bookplate; else a very good copy of a rare title.First published as part of Kirby's Wonderful Museum of Remarkable Characters, this is the first separate edition, of which COPAC records only the British Library copy and a reprint with a Birmingham imprint in the Bodleian.