FALCONER, William. ~ The Shipwreck, a Poem. London: for Joseph Wenman, 1783.
12mo (120 × 71 mm), pp. 106, including initial blank, engraved frontispiece (with small contemporary manuscript corrections to caption). Contemporary sheep, spine gilt ruled, red morocco label. Head of spine slightly torn, without loss. Ownership inscription: W. Danley, 1783’. A pretty copy.
A diminutive juvenile edition, one of three by Wenman (1781, 1783, 1787, all rare). First published in 1762, The Shipwreck proved extremely popular and was thereafter expanded and republished several times. Falconer, himself a seaman, had died at sea in 1769. ESTC: BL, Senate House and Southwestern University.