‘ROMAUNT, Christopher’, [pseudonym of J. F BOWMAN]. ~ The Island Home; Or the Young Cast-Aways. London and Edinburgh: T. Nelson and Sons, 1854.
8vo (163 × 130 mm), pp. xvi, 333, . Plus engraved title page, frontispiece and 4 plates. Preliminaries slightly browned. Contemporary red roan, with decorative gilt border to both sides, gilt panelled spine and gilt edges. Very slightly rubbed to the top edge of the spine, but an excellent copy.
First published in 1852. A tale of boyish desert island adventure of six young lads for which Bowman adopts the trope of a lost manuscript found in a bottle by one Christopher Romaunt.