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BESTIC, Captain A.A.

Published by Evans Brothers. London. 1957. first edition;, 1957
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Pacific Book House (GOLD COAST, QLD, Australia)

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pages 207 pages; 20 b/w photos and endpaper maps; hardcover embossed with gilt title on spine in illustrated dust jacket protected with an archival grade mylar removable dust jacket protector; inscription on front endpaper and small title page otherwise in good condition. The account of the author's first voyage as an apprentice in the sailing ship "Denbigh Castle" and the adventures encountered by both author and ship. Joining the ship in Cardiff Docks in October 1908, young Bestic soon found that conditions at sea under sail differed greatly from his boyish dreams. Life was rugged and uncomfortable with moments of extreme personal danger. He served under two Captains - very different in temperament - and his shipmates included a trouble-making stowaway and a bunch of mutineers. The Denbigh Castle took thirteen months to reach her destination at Mollendo on the West coast of South America, after several narrow escapes from shipwreck. She tried for three weeks to beat round Cape Horn against contrary winds and finally had to abandon the attempt and sail east via Africa and Australia. Fremantle was her first port of call after eight and a half months continually at sea. Bookseller Inventory # 36996

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Publisher: Evans Brothers. London. 1957. first edition;

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Book Type: Book

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