TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF LIFE AT SEA. Edited from the original manuscript, with Journals and Letters of 1834-1836 and 1859-1860, and notes by John Haskell Kemble, with original illustrations by Robert A. Weinstein, and illustrated from contemporary paintings, prints, and charts

Los Angeles, (CA): Ward Ritchie Press, 1964. First edition thus (originally published in 1840). 8vo. 2 volumes: xxii, 270; vi, [271]-552 pp. Plates, some in color, maps, endpaper maps, chapter headpieces; prospectus laid in. Howes D-49: “This account of California in 1835 and 1836 surpassed in popularity all other books relating to that state.” Grolier Hundred 46: “One of the first and freshest of American accounts of the sea.” Signed by Ward Ritchie under a collector’s bookplate on verso of front endpaper. Illustrated tan cloth, publisher’s illus. board slipcase (rubbed, edges abraded). Very good. Item #67042

Price: $65.00

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