Queerfella. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BONE, David

Price: $35.00

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BONE, David W. The Queerfella. London : Gerald Duckworth & Co., (1952). First Printing. Pp (6),7-288. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 273. The Queerfella is Sir David Bone's first full-length novel. "In the early years of this century the full-rigged ship Bryn Gower, one of the last sailing ships in British registry, makes a voyage from Liverpool to Calcutta with a cargo of steel rails, and homeward to Dundee, laden with jute. Hero of the story—the Queerfella himself—is a young seaman, Duncan Stirrat, who joins the ship roaring drunk at Garston, thengradually, by the display of superior seamanship in emergency, wins promot ion to Third Mate and finally the chance to command. Adverse weather, the shifting of the cargo, a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, a drug-taking Mate, quarrels and casualties among the rest of the crew—these are all circumstances which test Stirrat's competence to the utmost, and the crisis is reachedwhen the Bryn Gower is imperilled on a lee shore and as a last resort has to be sailed into Dundee harbour in a great gale by the Queerfella himself.Life on board a British sailing ship has never been so intimately and vivi dly described, even in Sir David Bone's earlier works. Sailors will follow every detail of the voyage with professional relish: while the ordinary reader, in addition to enjoying the suspense and excitements of the voyage, will be absorbed by the interplay of character at close quarters in a 1,200-ton windjammer, under the influence of those misfortunes and natural calamities which bring out for better or worse the true quality of a man." (from the dj). Very good in un-clipped dustjacket. 35.00

Title: Queerfella. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: BONE, David

Categories: 82,

Publisher: Duckworth, London, 1952,:

Seller ID: 14869

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