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Two Years Before The Mast 1853  

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Two Years Before The Mast; Or, A Voice From The Forecastle: Being A Sailor's Life At Sea. An Authentic Narrative. With An Appendix

Dana, Richard Henry, Jr.


Milner and Sowerby



384 pp. 13x8 cm (5x3") bound in modern leather, gilt spine, marbled endpapers.

Scarce edition, with only one listing found at OCLC. The spine of the modern binding incorrectly gives the date of publication as 1856.

Richard Henry Dana Jr was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts, a descendant of an eminent colonial family, who gained renown as the author of the classic American memoir Two Years Before the Mast. Both as a writer and as a lawyer, he was a champion of the downtrodden, from seamen to fugitive slaves and freedmen.

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Scattered light foxing, some edgewear to textblock; very good.

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