Any lad who likes to read of shipwrecks will have a feast here, for the author has given him at least half a dozen- besides a history of the lifeboat, the Lifeboat Institution, and the Shipwrecked Fishermen's and Mariners' Society, and also (in a note) the rules of the Humane Society for the recovery of those apparently drowned. It will be obvious therefore that this novelette is written with a purpose, but it is at least a very good purpose, which has not prevented the author from giving a very stirring story. His acquaintance with nautical life seems to be real, for Bluenose and Captain Bax are very capital specimens of the better class of our merchant seamen. Altogether The Lifeboat will, we think, be popular with ingenuous youth. - The Spectator, 1864.
Undated., c.1900-1920. Good condition. Green cloth boards with red and black illustration and gold text show some wear and tear. Ends of spine bumped, scuffing to back board, slight tear to front board. Corners bumped. Inside of boards shaken. Gilt edge to pages.