THE MAN BEFORE THE MAST: Being the Story of Twenty Years Afloat

SORRELL, George

Published by Methuen and Co., Ltd. (1928), London, 1928
Condition: Very good- Hardcover
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8vo. Blue cloth. Blind stamped title lettering to front, gilt at spine. No dust jacket. Moderate handling wear to outer cloth, corners rounded. Small areas of discolor to front board. Outer page edges lightly foxed, with some toning and faint soil. Previous owner and gift inscriptions to front endpaper and pastedown. Overall sound and tight. The story of a Sorrell's twenty years aboard various commercial ships. Uncommon. 153pp. plus 8pp. of publisher's offerings to rear. Bookseller Inventory # 14768

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Title: THE MAN BEFORE THE MAST: Being the Story of ...

Publisher: Methuen and Co., Ltd. (1928), London

Publication Date: 1928

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very good-

Edition: First Edition.

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