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Recollections of a Sea Wanderer's Life: An autobiography of an old-time seaman who has sailed in almost every capacity before and abaft the mast, in nearly every quarter of the globe, and under the flags of four of the principal maritime nations

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Estimate: US$100 - US$150
Price realised:  US$120
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Title: Recollections of a Sea Wanderer's Life: An autobiography of an old-time seaman who has sailed in almost every capacity before and abaft the mast, in nearly every quarter of the globe, and under the flags of four of the principal maritime nations Author: Davis, George Place New York Publisher: A.H. Kellog Date: 1887 Description: [8], 402, [395]-408 pp. Illustrated. Gilt-pictorial brown cloth. First Edition. Material on whaling, and a long chapter on California. In a lifetime at sea, Davis visited 1849 Gold Rush era California, sailed on a slaver, a whaler, and must have rounded every major cape, mostly under perilous conditions. A scarce and important work. Howes D111; Cowan p.158. Lot Amendments Condition: An ex-library copy, call numbers on copyright page, small label inside rear cover. Cloth rubbed at extremities, front hinge cracked; good. Item number: 234538

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 503: Rare Americana - African American History
Date of the auction: 28 Mar 2013
Address: PBA Galleries
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