London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1891. [Survival Adventure] EARLY EDITION. Octavo (19 x 16cm), pp.viii; 358. With 56 engraved illustrations, including a frontispiece, by Riou. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and black decoration to spine and upper. Yellow-coated endpapers. Residue from removed plate on front pastedown. Rear hinge split with some repairs; still quite fragile. Strong tobacco scent. Spine a little toned and rubbed, and corners slightly bumped. Still an unusually fresh looking copy. Very good. A routine trans-Atlantic crossing turns into a fight for survival on a raft in the open ocean as Murphy's Law takes over. First published in 1875. This edition also includes the short story 'Martin Paz' (1852), telling a Romeo and Juliet style romance set in Lima, Peru. Item #57387
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