Two Years Before the Mast. A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Two Years Before the Mast. A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

Two Years Before the Mast. A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1840. Full leather. Sixteenmo. 483 pages. Fine in custom leather binding.

A genuine American classic. Dana was a gifted observer and writer, and his memoir paints a colorful portrait of Mexican California in the 1830s, including the ports of San Diego, San Pedro (Los Angeles), Santa Barbara, Monterey, and San Francisco.

It is generally believed that there were two printings in 1840, and this copy bears the undotted "i" in the copyright notice and the broken piece of type in the running head on p. 9 indicative of the assumed second printing. It has been handsomely bound in full leather. BAL #4434; ZAMORANO 80 #26; HOWES D49; etc.


Item #688

Price: $750

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