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Sir James Bisset Sail ho!

£19.99

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At fifteen, James Bisset, wartime Commodore of the Cunard Line, went to sea as an apprentice in the three-masted barque County of Pembroke, plying from England to Australia, New Zealand and the west coasts of America. For six years he served in sail, passing his examination for second mate, and making four voyages round Cape Horn, surviving starvation and mutiny, as well as the experience of being washed overboard and back again. here, he looks back zestfully to the adventures of his youth, recalling the humorous episodes and the ordeals of life under sail in the old cargo-carrying 'limejuicers'. The result is a full and reliable pictutre of sailing-ship days at the turn of the century.

Book has maroon coloured boards with gilt lettering to the spine and illustration to the front board.Pages are clean and securely bound.Dust jacket is in good condition with only a few score marks to the rear.

Item details

Author(s):
Sir James Bisset
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19 x 12.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
2nd edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Rupert Hart-Davis

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At fifteen, James Bisset, wartime Commodore of the Cunard Line, went to sea as an apprentice in the three-masted barque County of Pembroke, plying from England to Australia, New Zealand and the west coasts of America. For six years he served in sail, passing his examination for second mate, and making four voyages round Cape Horn, surviving starvation and mutiny, as well as the experience of being washed overboard and back again. here, he looks back zestfully to the adventures of his youth, recalling the humorous episodes and the ordeals of life under sail in the old cargo-carrying 'limejuicers'. The result is a full and reliable pictutre of sailing-ship days at the turn of the century.

Book has maroon coloured boards with gilt lettering to the spine and illustration to the front board.Pages are clean and securely bound.Dust jacket is in good condition with only a few score marks to the rear.

Author(s):
Sir James Bisset
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19 x 12.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
2nd edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Rupert Hart-Davis

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