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Prison Ship Martyr Captain Jabez Fitch: His Diary in Facsimile 1776

by Captain Jabez Fitch

An exceptional insight into the hardships and sufferings endured by those who fought in the Revolutionary War of 1775-1783, Prison Ship Martyr is not only an account of the life and adventures of an American captain; it is the diary of one of the harshest experiences lived by a patriot. Imprisoned eighteen months on a British ship during his service in the US fleet, Captain Jabez Fitch has left a legacy of suffering and dedication through his writings. A facsimile of his diary with his own writing, this volume is a remarkable memoir of war, complete with captioned illustrations and a letter from the author's great-grandson in introduction. Approx. 97 pages. 6.25 x 8.5 inches.

Facsimile edition of the author's diary. Black & white illustrations.

Published by: Martyrs' Monument Fund, Brooklyn, NY, 1897.

Paperback is overall in GOOD condition.

  • Volume is in good condition with moderate wear on wraps and mild inside.
  • Black & white illustrated wraps show moderate to severe aging from staining, creasing, and tears on edges, as well as some foxing and chips especially along fore edges. 
  • Wraps have pronounced edgewear with 1" vertical closed tears and a long 3.5" horizontal closed tear along lower edge. (See photos)
  • Corners are severely chipped with tip missing to most.
  • Spine is toned and shows signs of book having frequently been opened. 
  • Spine ends are chipped. 
  • Binding is tight along gutter between center pages and fragile along hinges which show some severe cracking and damage. (See photos)
  • Endpapers are moderately toned and stained with some foxing at edges of pastedowns. (See photos)  
  • Interior is mildly aged with toning and occasional small tears or chips to edge of some pages.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Poor paper quality.
  • Text block edges are uniformly toned with some darkening and scarce staining, as well as some shadows.   
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20170912

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Binding: Softcover Wraps
Original/Facsimile: Original
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Region: North America
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: History
Topic: Diaries & Correspondence
Year Printed: 1897
Author: Captain Jabez Fitch
Place of Publication: Brooklyn NY
Publisher: Martyrs' Monument Fund
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