TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST. A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF LIFE AT SEA. Richard DANA.

TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST. A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF LIFE AT SEA

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1840. First Edition. Hardcover. First Issue with all the points: dotted "i" in copyright notice, perfect running head at page 9, "CVI" on back-strip, and list on rear cover ending with 105; in the First State of the B binding of tan muslin. This copy has been beautifully rebacked with a new spine neatly matching the original. BAL 4434; COWAN p.156; GRAFF 998; HOWES D49; ZAMORANO EIGHTY 26: "If not the most widely read book on California, certainly this ranks extremely high on such a list. The author sailed up and down the California coast, trading for hides, from January 1835, until May 1836. He possessed not only extraordinarily keen powers of observation but a fine facility for expressing his ideas in writing, which makes this volume an excellent and very readable record of his experiences." Light, even foxing but generally a cleaner copy than normal, nicely rebacked. Near Fine. Item #020278

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