Half Mile Down. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BEEBE, William

Price: $75.00

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BEEBE, William. Half Mile Down. With 123 illustrations and 8 colored plates. New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1934). First American Printing (stated). Pp. [i]-xix,(1),[1]-344,(4), colour frontispiece (with tissue guard), + 7 leaves of colour plates. Includes numerous other illustrations. Illustrated endpapers. 8vo, black cloth with pressed decoration to front and silver lettering to spine. Berra, William Beebe: An Annotated Bibliography XVIII; Hallett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda, 2nd ed., p.21; Anderson, Submarines, Diving, and the Underwater World:A Bibliography 82 (for 1951 edition). "Dr. Beebe's narrative opens with an interesting record of man's earliest efforts to explore the depths, from t he famous exploit of Alexander the Great in his diving bell, through the curious ancient and Renaissance experiments with goat-skin suits and flimsy apparatus, to the achievements of modern times and finally the most successful attempts of all -- made with the Diving Helmet and the Bathysphere. In describing the latter, he launches into the history of his own adventures, and tells about submarine kingdoms that are enchanting and miraculous, so new that 'all words and phrases, similes and superlatives seem hopelessly inadequate'." - from the dj. Slight spine roll, minor spine ridging, else verygood in rubbed, browned, spine-chipped, nicked dustjacket. 75.00

Title: Half Mile Down. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: BEEBE, William

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1934,:

Seller ID: 77126

Keywords: NAUTICAL DIVING BERMUDA BATHYSPHERE SUBMARINES,