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[SYDNEY]. A boy’s life aboard ship, as it is.

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Told by himself. London : Ward, Lock & Bowden, circa 1890. Octavo, gilt-lettered pictorial cloth (light edge wear); prize label from Lilydale State School to front pastedown (to Arthur Thomas for Ornamental Writing, December 1899); pp. vi; 202; 16 (advertisements), illustrated with vignette engravings; light browning to outermost leaves, but a very good copy.

A sailor boy’s voyages aboard a man-of-war and in the merchant service, sailing to Rio de Janeiro, China, Japan, India and Sydney – a city of which he gives a favourable description.