Quantity: 1 available
SUTHREN, Victor. In Perilous Seas. Toronto: Collins, (1983). First CanadianPrinting. Pp. (12),1-208,(2). Illustrated with maps. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "On the ninth of October, 1747, at Fort Royal, capital of the French island of Martinique in the Caribbean, Paul Gallant, newly promoted to Capitaine de frégate after his successful exploits in his ship Echo, is instructed to accompany a convoy of ships to France. In addition to the usual -- and very valuable -- cargos, this convoy will also carry Marianne, Marquise de Bézy, the favourite cousin of Louis XIV, and her enormous dowry back to France. Although he is personally charged with the safety of the ships and the Marquise, Gallant finds that, while at sea, he must take orders from Don Alfonso Castelar, a Spanish nobleman in command of the60-gun ship Lima. In this turbulent period of history, France, Spain and E ngland fought for control of the seas and the riches of the New World that the seas guaranteed. In 1747 France and Spain were allied against England and Holland. The privateers, who infested the entire Caribbean, worked for themselves." - from the dj. Some faint soiling to front board, light wear tobottom edge, previous owner's name inked to ffep, else vg in clean, crisp (unpriced) dj. Signed, inscribed and dated by Suthren on the title page. 40.00
Title: In Perilous Seas. signed. 1st Cdn in dj.
Publisher: Collins, Toronto, 1983, ISBN:0002226383:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 73353