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8218d. Cobb, James F., THE WATCHERS ON THE LONGSHIPS. London. 1878

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8218d. Cobb, James F., THE WATCHERS ON THE LONGSHIPS. London. 1878

8218d. Cobb, James F., THE WATCHERS ON THE LONGSHIPS. London. 1878. 4th. 283p. Nice gilt embossed binding. A tale based strictly on fact, about life of the keepers at the lighthouse on the treacherous Longships shoals. First exhibited on the 29th of September, 1795, the light was the scene of many dramatic tales and tragedies. Included is the tale of the little girl who was left alone in the lighthouse, – her father, the keeper, having been purposely kidnapped by wreckers, – and who was obliged to stand on the family bible to light the lamps. Other tales include the keeper, in the early days, who heard noises so horrible that his hair turned white in a single night, Christmas at the light, and more. Numerous other tales of keeping the light. A fine early binding and collectible. Pages tight but signatures loosening a bit, fairly well worn, covers nicely engraved and gilt embossed, moderate wear to spine, edges worn. Light soiling from use. (G+). $65. (x)