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WYETH, N.C., (ed.). Great Stories of the Sea and Ships. Edited and with an Introduction by N.C. Wyeth. Illustrated by Peter Hurd. New York : Galahad Books, (1992). Pp (4),5-431,(1). 8vo (160 x 230 mm), black paper-covered spine with grey paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine.
Newell Convers Wyeth (b. October 22, 1882, Needham, Massachusetts – d. October 19, 1945, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania).
See Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 2513 for the original 1940 edition publsihed by David McCay Company, New York.
"This collection of sea stories contains classics from all ages and nations - from Homer's description of the raft of Odysseus to a vivid report by Jack London of a ferry-boat collision in San Francisco harbor.
Here are whaling yarns, tales of castaways and smugglers, and thrilling adventures on the seven seas - from Iceland to Cape Horn. Here indeed, are 'great stories of the sea and ships!'" - from the dj.
"The Mermaid" by Hans Christian Anderson;
"The Fight in the Foretop" by James Boyd;
"Collision at Sea" by Frank T. Bullen;
"The Voyage of 1492" by Christopher Columbus;
"The Wreck of the Royal Caroline" by James Fenimore Cooper;
"Death at Sea" and "North-Wester" by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.;
"Three Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe;
"Dante's Escape from the Château d'If" by Alexander Dumas;
"The Specksioneer" by Elizabeth Gaskell;
"How Captain John Ribault Planted a Colony in Florida" by Richard Hakluyt;
"The Raft of Odysseus" by Homer;
"The Devil-Fish" and "An Imprisoned Thunderstorm" by Victor Hugo;
"The Phantom Island" by Washington Irving;
"The Iron-Clads" by Mary Johnston;
"How Amyas Threw His Sword Into the Sea" by Charles Kingsley;
"Fog" by Jack London;
"Iceland Fishermen" by Pierre Loti;
"Mr. Midshipman Easy Makes a Bet" by Captain Marryat;
"The Flight of the Smugglers" by John Masefield;
"The Great White Whale" and "Rounding Cape Horn" by Herman Melville;
"The Mutiny of the Bounty" by Guy Murchie, Jr.;
"A Descent into the Maelstrom" by Edgar Allan Poe;
"Sir Richard Grenville and the Spanish Armada" by Sir Walter Raleigh;
"Attacked by Pirates" by Charles Reade;
"The Derelict Neptune" by Morgan Robertson;
"The Cruise of the Torch" by Michael Scott;
"Trafalgar" by Robert Southey;
"The Man with the Belt of Gold" by Robert Louis Stevenson;
"The Rescue of a Castaway" and "An Unknown Species of Whale" by Jules Verne; and
"The Ballad of the Clampherdown" by Rudyard Kipling.
Very good in dustjacket. 12.00
Title: Great Stories of the Sea and Ships. Reprint Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: Galahad Books, 1992, ISBN:0883657074: 1992
ISBN Number: 0883657074
ISBN Number 13: 9780883657072
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