by Robert S. Close
Georgian House, 1948 [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket
Fair Condition, book has a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to covers, pages age-toned, previous owners inscription on half-title page, dustjacket in pieces with part spine and part front missing (see photographs)
'The Dupe is the story of a man who fooled himself, told against the authentic background of life in a windjammer. It is the story of a young ship's apprentice who lost his indentures by missing his ship because of drunkenness, and reduced to the level of a common seaman, brought with him to the fo'c'sle of the Laconda his brassbounder's cap, a bedraggled memento of more exalted days.'