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Two Years Before the Mast by  Richard Henry Jr DANA - Hardcover - 1949 - from Ravenwood Gables Bookstore and Biblio.co.uk

Two Years Before the Mast

by DANA, Richard Henry Jr

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


Garden City, N.Y.: International Collectors Library, 1949. International Collectors Library edition in green leatherette binding with gilt decor, gilt on top page edges, bound-in ribbon marker and without dust jacket as issued (Date not stated; originally published in 1840). Illustrations copyright 1949. 368 tight, bright pages. Classic memoir of the life of a seaman in the age of sailing ships.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Robert Frankenberg. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

John Seelye is a graduate research professor of American literature at the University of Florida. He is the author of The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Mark Twain at the Movies , Prophetic Waters: The River in Early American Literature , Beautiful Machine: Rivers and the Early Republic , Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock , and War Games: Richard Harding Davis and the New Imperialism . He is also the consulting editor for Penguin Classics in American literature.




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