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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), port. frontis., + 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 of a radar screen in the powerheated wheelhouse of a great ocean liner. The author 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 whicdh he was called to take part, in war and peace." - from the dj. Bone was a long-serving official on the Anchor Line, until he retired in 1946. Previous owner's inscription, else vg in nicked, chipped, price-clipped dj. Signed without inscription by Bone on the title page. 70.00
Title: Landfall at Sunset : The life of a Contented Sailor. signed in dj.
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co., London, 1955,:
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