Narrative of the shipwreck and sufferings of Miss Ann Saunders, who was a passenger on board the ship Francis Mary, which foundered at sea on the 5th Feb. 1826, on her passage from New Brunswick to Liverpool ...

Providence: printed for C. S. Crossmon, 1827. First edition, 12mo, pp. [3]-38; dramatic folding woodcut frontispiece; modern wrappers. Bookplate of Clifford W. Ashley laid in. Text toned and with a few short tears entering from the margins (no loss), frontispiece with neat reinforcement at the folds on verso; a good copy. "Miss Saunders was one of the six survivors who were driven to the awful extremity of subsisting 22 days on the dead bodies of such of the unfortunate crew as fell victims to starvation - one of whom was a young man to whom she was soon to be joined in marriage ... Annexed is a solemn address of Miss Saunders to persons of all ages and of every denomination on the importance of attending to the concerns of their immortal souls, and in being prepared for death." Huntress 234C: "Ann Saunders 's narrative is much less detailed and horror-filled, and more sanctimonious, than the report of Captain Kendall which is printed in R. Thomas's Remarkable Shipwrecks" (New York, 1836). Item #56582

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