THE CAPE HORN BREED. W. H. S. Jones, P. R. Stephensen.


As told to P. R. Stephensen. Pp. 328, frontispiece, plus 14 plates, text illustration, endpaper map, notes, glossary of nautical terms, index; boards a trifle scuffed; dust wrapper, lightly soiled and creased, slightly foxed on reverse, edges lightly rubbed and split; a little light foxing; Jarrolds, London, 1968. New edition. *Originally published in 1956. 'In 1905, when just a boy of fifteen, the author went to sea as an apprentice in the full-rigged ship British Isles. This famous ship, built in 1884, was one of the finest and fastest under sail. Here he tells with a graphic and vivid pen of a voyage that lasted two and a half years, which involved him in hair-raising experiences, terrifying storms at sea and (worst of all) a fire on board his vessel' [wrapper blurb]. Item #153578

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