The Shipwreck: A Poem in 3 Cantos by William Falconer, b.1732 d.1769. Falconer was a Scottish sailor, whose epic poem, The Shipwreck, became immensely popular and remained so for many years. This edition is from 1806. Falconer himself died in 1769 as his ship was lost attempting to round the Cape of Good Hope in December of that year. The edition includes many engravings including a diagram of a typical merchant ship of the day. Book measures 6-3/4 in. by 4-1/4 in. wide. 165 pages. Half green leather with marbled green paper boards. Edge wear to boards and corners bumped plus some abrasion to boards and abrasion to leather. Binding is sound. Hand made paper in good condition with no loss or tears. There is an imprint on an outer page of an antlered animal and the name Uppleby.