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The Cape Horn Breed by Captain William H. S. Jones

The Cape Horn Breed by Captain William H. S. Jones

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The Cape Horn Breed

My Experiences as an Apprentice in Sail in the Full-rigged Ship “British Isles”

by Captain William H. S. Jones

as told to P. R. Stephensen

Andrew Melrose,1956, [First Edition], black and white photographic plates, illustrated endpapers (maps), hardcover, dustjacket  

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, clipped dustjacket in fair condition with rubbing, bumping, chipping, tears, small holes, and small parts missing  (See photographs)

“In 1905, when just a boy of fifteen, the author went to sea as an Apprentice in the 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...”

 

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