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RIESENBERG, Felix. Log of the Sea. New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1933). First Edition. Pp. (10),xi-xv,(3),3-359. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine.
Drawn from print from numerous publications, this collection of stories chronicles the abundant experiences of Captain Riesenberg's long sea career.
"This book, ten years in the making and fifty years in the living of it, is Felix Riesenberg's votive offering to the gods of the sea, his log-book filled with a tale of ceaseless wandering and adventure.
Master mariner in sail and steam Felix Riesenberg has plenty to write about; his apprenticeship in the sloop St. Mary's; beating both ways around the Horn; navigating the first dirigible to brave the Arctic. He tells about famous captains and their vessels; of record sailings, disasters, storm and fair weather; of clipper ships and virile tars; of brawls and foundered ships and bucko mates.
It's a racy, salty book both in style and story, a book that those who know the sea — and those who have ever hoped to know it — will be grateful to have. " - front dj flap.
The St. Mary's;
Deep Water Sailors;
The Old Sea .
Small spot to fore-edge, else very good in lightly rubbed, spine sunned dustjacket. 90.00
Title: Log of the Sea. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1933,: 1933
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 82664