Landfall at Sunset : The Life of a Contented Sailor. First Edition in dustjacket,

By: BONE, David

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BONE, David. Landfall at Sunset : The Life of a Contented Sailor. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., (1955). First Printing. Pp. [i]-ix,(3),13-222,(2), portrait frontispiece + 14 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "In his youth as a brassbounder apprentice he scrambled aloft to fist frozen canvas in a blinding gale off Cape Horn; fifty years later, seamanship meant twirling with his fingertips the magic knobs ofa radar screen in the powerheated wheelhouse of a great ocean liner. The a uthor communicates his wonder at the astounding years of sea change in which he served; he comments entertainingly on the many seamen of all nations he has known; paints a delightful picture of the Glasgow of his youth; and tells with genuine humility his own story of the many breathtaking adventures in which he was called to take part, in war and peace." - from the dj. Captain Sir David Bone, Commodore Master of the Anchor Line fleet until he retired in 1946, was born at Glasgow in 1874 and went to sea at sixteen in the City of Florence, a full-rigged sailing ship of about 1,200 tons. Joiningthe Anchor Line in 1899, he rose to command transatlantic liners of 17,000 tons and in them engaged in both World Wars. His first regular command, th e Cameronian, was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean in 1917 when carrying over 3,000 men, but he survived to undertake the landing of commandos in the same sea during the second Great War. He was created C.B.E. in 1941 and knighted for his services in 1946." - from the dj. Bone was a long-serving official on the Anchor Line, until he retired in 1946. Light spine wear, slightly bowed, fore-edge spotted, light foxing, else good in rubbed, spotted, worn, tape-repaired, unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

Title: Landfall at Sunset : The Life of a Contented Sailor. First Edition in dustjacket,

Author Name: BONE, David

Categories: 83,

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co., London, 1955,:

Seller ID: 104615

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