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Author Name:    GRENVILLE-HEARNE, Gundry.

Title:   Boy Sailors. First Edition

Publisher:    Fortune Press, London, 1936, 

Seller ID:   54494

GRENVILLE-HEARNE, Gundry. Boy Sailors. London : The Fortune Press, 12 Buckingham Place Road [n. d.]. [1936]. First Edition. Pp (8),7-190 + frontispiece. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Not in Smith & Weller. See Drewey Wayne Gunn , Gay Novels of Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth, 1881-1981: A Reader's Guide, p.32 who dismisses the notion that this book should be listed as gay fiction. In this novel, young Gerald de Lazy has set offto join the British Merchant Marine by way of the "Nelson Training Ship". "How soon shall we set sail towards happiness? [...] In this story of tomorrow's manhood, you will see this universal longing faithfully mirrored in asuccession of Life Stages..." - from the text. Light fraying to edges, sma ll dent at top edge of rear board, light foxing to endpapers, else very good. 50.00


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