Songs of the Late Charles Dibdin; With A Memoir - T. Dibdin (Compiler), G. Cruikshank (Illustrator) 1850 - Henry G. Bohn, London - Third Edition ‘I be one of they sailors who think ‘tis no lie,
That for every wherefore of life there’s a why,
That fortune’s strange weather, a calm or a squall,
Our berths, good or bad, are chalk’d out for us all.’

A melodious collection of patriotic sea songs, composed by British writer and dramatist, Charles Dibdin, who according to
The Spectator in 1863 is considered to be ‘the only man who ever wrote sea songs that accurately delineate the sailor’s peculiarities of disposition’. Delightfully illustrated with several full page engravings, including frontispiece, by George Cruikshank, and featuring a memoir of Charles Dibdin, Addenda by Thomas Dibdin, Songs from the Works of the Charles Dibdin the younger, and a list of subscribers.
  Dibdin’s collection of sea songs were first published in 1841.

George Cruikshank (1792-1878) was a British artist, etcher, and caricaturist. A leading illustrator of the 1830s, his illustrations frequently appeared in the works of Charles Dickens.

The Spectator Archive 1863, web. Hogarth, Songs of Charles Dibdin 1842. Chisholm, ‘Charles Dibdin’ Encyclopedia Britannica 1911. Houfe, Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800-1914 273.

Octavo, pp. xxxi [1] 328. Original brown cloth, blind stamped motif of a sailor holding a flag post to covers, gilt lettering and sea-related emblems to spine.
  Condition: Very good, minor rubbing to extremities, two short closed tears to cloth at tail of spine, gilt to spine slightly dulled, a couple of light marks to upper cover, light foxing to front endpapers, a few gatherings slightly over-opened.   Ref: 107638   Price: HK$ 1,500