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BARKER, Roland. Tusitala : The Story of a Voyage in the Last of America's Square Riggers. N.Y.: W.W. Norton & Co., (1959). First Edition. Pp. (6),-192, + 8 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "A seagoing book of the first order is this personalrecord of the remarkable voyage in 1928 of the last of America's square-ri gged ships. Roland Barker, aged 22, signs on as third mate; the moment he steps aboard he becomes the impersonal 'mister,' subject to the traditional iron discipline of a stern captain, James P. narler. This is a tough assignment, for Captain Barker is Roland's own father. During the whole eight months' voyage from New York to Hawaii and back by way of Seattle and the Panama Canal, this fact never is allowed to enter into the relationship betweenthird mate and captain, but it creates its tensions for the son with other members of the crew. The description of the voyage, of the sailors and the ports of call, but particularly the intimate account of life aboard a grea t seagoing sailing vessel, evokes a wonderful way of life that has gone forever." - from the dustjacket. Light foxing, faint spotting to edges, name inked to flyleaf, light sunning to top edge, else good in dampwrinkled, nicked dustjacket. 15.00
Title: Tusitala : The story of a remarkable voyasge in the last of America's Square-rigged ships. First American Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Norton, New York, 1959,:
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