Log of a Jack Tar; or, The Life of James Choyce, Master Mariner. First Edition

By: CHOYCE, James CAMERON, V. Lovett, (ed.)

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(CHOYCE, James). The Log of a Jack Tar; or, The Life of James Choyce, Master Mariner; Now First Published with O'Brien's Captivity in France. Edited by Commander V. Lovett Cameron, R.N. with Introduction and Notes. London : T. Fisher Unwin, MDCCCXCI, First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xiv,(4),[3]-379, + frontispiece + [8] leaves plates. 8vo, textured brown cloth. The Adventure Series No.6. NMM II:382. A remarkable personal account of the excruciating nature of campaigning in the Napoleonic era: Choyce was captured by the Spanishoff Chile, escaped five times, managed to join an English frigate, was cap tured by a French privateer while on a whaling voyage, escaped, was recaptured, and imprisoned at Verdun, "tired of loyalty" and put himself at the service of the French, deserted and joined an English warship, deserted again, and lived to encounter pirates at Juan Fernandez. And to pen this narrative. Slightly rubbed with nicks to head and tail of spine and corners, a fewlight smudges, spine lightly sunned, else very good. 130.00

Title: Log of a Jack Tar; or, The Life of James Choyce, Master Mariner. First Edition

Author Name: CHOYCE, James CAMERON, V. Lovett, (ed.)

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Unwin, London, 1891,:

Seller ID: 38855

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