Two Years Before the Mast / A personal narrative of Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. This is a Facsimile Edition of the Macmillan edition of 1911 with 19 colour plates by Charles Pears (1873 -1958), a marine painter and illustrator. This is a First Edition of this edition and published in 1980. Royal blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. Top edge pale blue and blue silk ribbon marker. Pale blue endpapers. 415 pages.
Richard Henry Dana (1815 - 82) was studying law at Harvard when an eye complaint forced him to abandon his career. He decided to go to sea and out of his experiences came Two Years Before the Mast. It was first published in 1840 and quickly became a classic of maritime writing. This edition is further enhanced by an Intro by Sir Wilfred Grenfell, the eminent Victorian missionary and writer.
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