Kicking Canvas. First American Edition in dustjacket, ex-library

By: BESTIC, A.A.

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BESTIC, A.A., Captain. Kicking Canvas. New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1958. First US Printing. Pp (12),13-255,(1) + 8 pp. of photographs. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt to spine. "This book describes my first voyage as an apprentice in the sailing ship Denbigh Castle, a voyage perhaps unique in the annals of sail." - from the Foreword. "'Land ahead!' After a moment of stunned silence, a cheer went up from some of the Denbigh Castle's crew, while others said a silent prayer of thanksgiving. For the deep-water windjammer, pulling into Freemantle, Australia that day in June, 1909, had set a gruellingrecord of 253 days at sea - one of the longest unbroken passages in sailin g history - with her final destination, the Peruvian port of Molendo, stillthousands of hazardous miles away. "Now, almost fifty years after that sti rring day, Captain Bestic has returned to the exciting time when he first shipped as a boy apprentice aboard the Denbigh Castle. And it is with a boy's enthusiasm that he tells the amazing true story of a voyage which terrific storms, near shipwreck and a mutiny stretched onto two years, took him tothree continents, and made him a sailor." - from the dj. Chapters : 1. A S hift of Wind; 2. Joining the Ship [in Cardiff]; 3. Sailing Day [October 9, 1908]; 4. The Stowaway; 5. Off Cape Horn; 6. Christmas Duff; 7. The Giant Wave; 8. Around the World; 9. The White Feathers; 10. Eclipse of Kemp; 11. Mad Hans; 12. Port at Last!; 13. The Crew Go to Jail; 14. Good-By, Freemantle; 15. Rescue; 16. The New Captain; 17. Old Jowl's "Discoveries"; 18. Belaying Pins; 19. The Mutiny; 20. The End of the Voyage. Epilogue. Ex-library (library stamps, rear pouch removed, etc.), else very good in edgeworn dustjacket. 15.00

Title: Kicking Canvas. First American Edition in dustjacket, ex-library

Author Name: BESTIC, A.A.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Dutton, New York, 1958,:

Seller ID: 20316

Keywords: NAUTICAL UNITED KINGDOM VOYAGES MERCANTILE MERCHANT SAIL SHIPS SHIP WINDJAMMERS ENGLISH BRITISH SHIPPING HISTORY,