Knopf, 1954, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
blind-stamped design to front cover & publisher's device to rear; Some years ago Dr. Robertson, a Scottish surgeon and psychiatrist spent eight months as Senior Medical Officer of a large whaling fleet in the South Atlantic. He had 650 Scottish and Norwegian whalemen under his care, voyaged 48,000 miles through the world's most desolate waterways, and returned to write a book whose true forebear is not so much 'Moby Dick' as 'Two Years Before the Mast'. Time will inform us as to whether it is, like Dana's masterpiece, a genuine classic of the sea; but it seems to have something of the smack and savor of one. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 300 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Previous owner's name ink-stamped. outer edge deckled (rough cut). Gilt titles & design spine. Green cloth; illustrated by b/w. drawing & photo's.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Ships & the Sea; Whaling; South Atlantic Ocean; Whaling Fleets; Ships & the Sea. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3064.