Item #8950 Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. Richard Henry Dana.
Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1840. First Edition, mixed State. 483pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Printed tan cloth that has been tastefully rebacked in cloth to match. Rear panel prints a list of 184 titles in the 'Harper Family Library.' Very good. Contemporary gift inscription on the front free endsheet. Sporadic foxing throughout. dotted i in copyright notice. Broken type on p.9. Item #8950

If not the most widely read book on California, this title certainly would rank high on any list. Dana sailed up and down the California coast in 1835 and 1836. This work offers an excellent account of the author's adventures and is widely regarded as one of the great California books and is noted for being very readable. Cowan II p.62. Eberstadt 110:24. Graff 998. Howes D49. Reese, Best of the West 74. Sabin 18448. Streeter Sale 2493. Zamorano Eighty: 26.

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