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Sailing Alone Around the World

By Slocum, Captain Joshua




Joshua Slocum, one of the most famous of American sea captains, really was the first to single-handedly circumnavigate the world. The epitome of Yankee independence, he had risen from a seaman to the captain of his own ship. Marooned in Brazil, he built a "canoe" in which he returned to America (see The Voyage of the Liberdade). At loose ends at fifty-one, he was offered an old oyster boat which he rebuilt into the 37' Spray and in 1895 he took off from Boston for the Straits of Gibraltar. He is a captivating writer as well; observant, humorous, and evocative: "For, one day, well off the Patagonian coast, while the sloop was reaching under short sail, a tremendous wave, the culmination, it seemed, of many waves, rolled down upon her in a storm, roaring as it came. I had only a moment to get all sail down and myself up on the peak halliards, out of danger, when I saw the mighty crest towering masthead-high above me. The mountain of water submerged my vessel. She shook in every timber and reeled under the weight of the sea, but rose quickly out of it, and rode grandly over the rollers that followed. It may have been a minute that from my hold in the rigging I could see no part of the Spray's hull. Perhaps it was even less time than that, but it seemed a long while, for under great excitement one lives fast, and in a few seconds one may think a great deal of one's past life."He met determined pirates in Tierra del Fuego:"I was not for letting on that I was alone, and so I stepped into the cabin, and, passing through the hold, came out at the fore-scuttle, changing my clothes as I went along. That made two men. Then the piece of bowsprit which I had sawed off at Buenos Aires, and which I had still on board, I arranged forward on the lookout, dressed as a seaman, attaching a line by which I could pull it into motion. That made three of us..."In Africa he met the explorer Henry Stanley:"Mr. Stanley was a nautical man once himself, - on the Nyanza, I think, - and of course my desire was to appear in the best light before a man of his experience. He looked me over carefully, and said, "'What an example of patience!'"'Patience is all that is required,' I ventured to reply."He then asked if my vessel had water-tight compartments. I explained that she was all water-tight and all compartment. "'What if she should strike a rock?' he asked. "'Compartments would not save her if she should hit the rocks lying along her course,' said I; adding, 'she must be kept away from the rocks.' "After a considerable pause Mr. Stanley asked, 'What if a swordfish should pierce her hull with its sword?' "Of course I had thought of that as one of the dangers of the sea, and also of the chance of being struck by lightning. In the case of the swordfish, I ventured to say that 'the first thing would be to secure the sword.'"So this is where Jack London got the idea for watertight compartments! (see Cruise of the Snark, available from The Narrative Press) Discover for yourself why everyone reads this book (called a sailor's Walden) -- even if you're not planning a solo sailing trip. And take it with you if you are!


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Slocum, Captain Joshua

New York: The Century Company, 1900. First edition of "the finest single-handed adventure story yet written" (Seafarer). Octavo, original blue cloth, pictorially stamped in silver and green, top edge gilt. In near fine condition. Illustrated by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. A superior example. Sailing Alone Around the World was published by Century Company in 1900. The sailing memoir records Slocum's amusing experience as the first person to sail around the world alone. National Fisherman called it "[a] literary gem, adroitly and engagingly written," but interest extends beyond mere sea-aficionados. Excitement for the voyage was universal, and Slocum was awaited by admirers at his ports. To these he gave popular lectures and lantern-slide shows upon his arrival, including the English writers Edwin Arnold and Arthur Ransome. The memoir was first published in installments before its popularity became such that it was issued in lavishly illustrated book form. Slocum conveys an appreciably casual, almost self-deprecating, style. Contemporary reviews speak as well of it even now as "one of the most readable books in the whole library of adventure" (Sports Illustrated). "There is so much to this book that it is not surprising that it is has been continually in print since 1889..this book has literary merit, thoughtful and beautifully written and packed with incident" (Nautical Magazine).

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Slocum, Captain Joshua

New York: The Century Co., 1900. Light rubbing to head and tail of spine, fading of lower spine lettering. t.e.g. (dulled); no marks but lacks ffep.. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. Illus. by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian.

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SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD

SLOCUM, Captain Joshua

New York: The Century Co., (1900) [ca. 1927]. Later edition.. Hardcover. Near fine/very good +. Near fine in a very good-plus jacket. 8vo. Blue cloth boards with green and navy blue ink illustrations and lettering to front, spine. In original illustrated dust jacket. Unclipped. Jacket lightly toned at spine and corners of interior flaps, small chips from spine ends. Interior endpapers with toning at corners corresponding with jacket flaps. Overall a sound, clean, and bright copy, unmarked, in an attractive, well preserved dust jacket. A lovely copy of this high point in nautical literature. Slocum's first-person account of the first solo circumnavigation of the globe. Though the copyright page provides dates of 1899 and 1900, the publisher's list to the rear jacket panel lists ten titles, each printed in 1927, and the volume's size is slightly smaller than the first Century printing (7.5" x 4.75" approximately). Likely a ca.1927 printing, thus. Given the copyright date of 1900, later printings are often erroneously described and offered as the first edition. Still, an early and handsome copy of this classic narrative. Scarce in jacket. 294pp.

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Captain Joshua Slocum

New York: The Century Co, 1900. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. 1900 1st edition of this landmark of sailing literature. (Variant binding: with navy-blue {rather than silver} lettering at the front panel and without gilt to the top-edge). Solid and VG, with light wear to the panels and significant rubbing to the spine. Still though, a presentable copy. 12mo, 294 pgs. The first solo circumnavigation of the globe-- and a text that becomes only more revered with time.

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Captain Joshua Slocum

New York: The Century Co, 1930. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. The 1930 reprint of this landmark in circumnavigation, IN ITS UNCOMMON PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Tight and VG (with light soiling along the spine's upper hinges) in a bright, crisp, VG dustjacket, which mirrors the "2 seahorse and anchor" image to the cloth. The dustjacket's front panel is cleanly separated from the spine and rear panel but fits snugly --and presents very well and seemlessly-- in a plastic (mylar) jacket covering. 12mo, 294 pgs.

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Slocum, Captain Joshua; Illustrated by James E. Mitchell

W W Norton, NY, 1984. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Beautifully produced book. Well-written account by the first man to sail around the world solo (1895-98). 42 superb illustrations. 1ST thus, 1ST PRINTING

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SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD Easton Press

Captain Joshua Slocum

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. Collector's notes laid in. Clean no owner markings or bookplate. ; The Leather-Bound Nautical Library. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

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Sailing Alone around the World (Stanfords Travel Classics)

Captain Joshua Slocum

John Beaufoy Publishing, 2009-10-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Sailing Alone Around The World

Captain Joshua Slocum

IndyPublish, 2003-11-24. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Captain Joshua Slocum

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Captain Joshua Slocum

Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd, 2008-08-25. Paperback. Used:Good.

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SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD

CAPTAIN JOSHUA SLOCUM

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Captain Joshua Slocum

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Captain Joshua Slocum

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Captain Joshua Slocum

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Slocum, Captain Joshua

London: Century Magazine, 1899. The first hardcover edition in two bound volumes of Century Magazine. Parts 1 & 2 are in Volume LVIII, May,1899 to October 1899. Parts 3,4,5 & 6 are in Volume LIX , November 1899 to April 1900. Both volumes have loose hinges and bumped corners. The bindings are secure, the pages unmarked.. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Thomas Fogarty.

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Captain Joshua Slocum

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Captain Joshua Slocum

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Captain Joshua Slocum

blue ribbon books. Used - Good. Good condition. Poor dust jacket. Slightly dampstained.

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Captain Joshua Slocum

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Sailing Alone around the World (Stanfords Travel Classics)

Slocum, Captain Joshua

John Beaufoy Publishing. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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Captain Joshua Slocum

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SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD

Slocum, Captain Joshua

Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press. F/NONE; Hardback in Fine condition, without dust jacket Includes . unsigned bookplate and collector's notes pamphlet.. 1990. Hardback. 4to 11" to 13" tall; 157 pages; Illustrated by James E. Mitchell. Collector's Edition. Bound in Genuine Leather. .

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Sailing Alone Around the World: Large Print

Captain Joshua Slocum

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Captain Joshua Slocum

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Sailing Alone Around the World (Great Classic Series)

Captain Joshua Slocum

2008-01-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Captain Joshua Slocum

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Captain Joshua Slocum

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Captain Joshua Slocum

John Beaufoy Publishing, 2009-10-01. Paperback. Good.

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Sailing Alone Around the World.

SLOCUM, Captain Joshua.

Norwalk:: Easton Press,. Near Fine. 1990. Hardcover. B01MXWDZJG . Illustrated by James E. Mitchell. Collector's edition. Quarto, bound in red leather with gilt lettering and design, raised bands along spine, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, sewn-in ribbon book mark. Previous owner's book-plate on verso of front free endpaper, else fine. ; 157 pages .

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Captain Joshua Slocum

New York & London: D Appleton-Century Company Inc, 1935 Story of the first solo circumnavigation of the earth, which became an international best-seller. 294pp, illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs. Blue decorative cover with two sea-horses and an anchor. Spine slightly slanted, some bumping to spine and corners, top edges dusty, marking to edges and endpapers and spine faded, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ very edgeworn with darkened spine.. First Thus. Blue Decorated Boards. Good/Fair. Illus. by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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Captain Joshua Slocum

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Slocum, Captain Joshua

Wildside Press. Hardcover. 143448825X New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-) . New.

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Slocum, Captain Joshua

The Easton Press, 1990. hardback. fine condition in full leather with silk end pages  - no dust jacket  - shipping via USPS.

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Sailing Alone Around the World (Great Classic Series)

Captain Joshua Slocum

Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd, 2008-08-25. Paperback. Good.

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Slocum, Joshua, Captain

Applewood Books, 2006. Paperback. New. 8.5 x 5.5 cm.

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Slocum, Captain Joshua

Wildside Press. Hardcover. 143448825X Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Slocum, Captain Joshua

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1954. Reprint edition. One of the publisher's "Great Adventures Library" series. With an Introduction by Walter Magnes Teller. A very nearly fine, apparently unread copy with a touch of wear to the extremities and a tiny ding on the front free endpaper. The dust jacket is a bit spotted and has light wear to the spine ends and corners. In Brodart archival dust jacket protector.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Thomas Fogarty and George Varian. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Captain Joshua Slocum

Wildside Press, 2007-09-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Sailing Alone around the World (Stanfords Travel Classics)

Captain Joshua Slocum

John Beaufoy Publishing, 2012-02-15. 2. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Captain Joshua Slocum

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011-08-12. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Sailing Alone Around the World: 1895-1898

Slocum, Captain Joshua

WestVaco, 1969. Slightly smaller book, brown cloth spine, gilt lettering bright on spine, blue-grained lightly browned white boards, blue diagram of sailboat hull on front, blue inside covers and adjacent end papers with white triangle design, 263 pages. Foreword by Jean a. Bradnick. Sturdy slipcase, cream background very slightly browned with blue diagrams of sailboat hull, slight wear to entrance edges, 3" tear parallel to long spine right edge on bottom front left. Fine book, Fair slipcase. . Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Slipcased.

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Sailing Alone around the World (Stanfords Travel Classics)

Captain Joshua Slocum

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Sailing Alone Around the World

Captain Joshua Slocum

Book Jungle, 2007-02-08. Paperback. Used:Good.

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