Captain Frederick Marryat CB FRS (10 July 1792 – 9 August 1848) was a Royal Navy officer, a novelist, and an acquaintance of Charles Dickens. He is noted today as an early pioneer of nautical fiction, particularly for his semi-autobiographical novel Mr Midshipman Easy (1836). He is remembered also for his children’s novel The Children of the New Forest (1847), and for a widely used system of maritime flag signalling known as Marryat’s Code.

  • Poor Jack. [1896].

    MARRYAT, Captain [Frederick] (1792-1848). S.H. Vedder (Illustrations). Poor Jack. 6 plates (mis-bound but present). Viii, 346, [22 pp. adverts], pp. Interior: Pages age toned, occasional spotting. Sheet of publisher’s adverts tipped in on front endpaper (tearing to advert page, endpapers slightly soiled). Exterior: Publisher’s brown, pink and gilt pictorial cloth (light wear and rubbing). 8vo. London: Walter Scott Limited, [no date c.1896- publisher’s adverts at rear dated 1896].