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Book Description
NF/NF Subtitled When Ships were Ships and not Tin Pots no inscriptions, foxing to endpapers in a near fine jacket with minute wear to spine ends and a small chip to front flap. Priced at 12/6 on the spine. Jacket designed by Youngman Carter.
Dealer Notes
In this autobiography, William Barnes narrates the adventures of a lifetime at sea when this meant a sailing ship and nothing less.

Described rather ambitiously by the publisher as ‘the most stirring sea book since Moby Dick’’

Barnes was born in 1850 into a shipowning family in St Johns, Newfoundland, and first went to sea while still a schoolboy and apart from a brief spell as a shopkeeper, stayed at sea until 1920, having survived yellow fever, jail in Aracaju and First World War torpedoes.

Rare in jacket. No copies online at time of listing.
Author Captain William Morris Barnes.
Date 125
Publisher Cassell
Illustrator Youngman Carter (dust-jacket)

Price: £125.00

Offered by Lycanthia Books

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