Two Years Before the Mast. Franklin Library limited edition.
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1977. Limited edition. Hardcover. Dana's classic tale of "the life of a common sailor at sea as it really is". It is based on his personal voyage from Boston to South America and around Cape Horn to California. On the return voyage they travel through the Antarctic winter, with terrifying storms and incredible beauty. Privately printed. 8vo, 555 pp, illustrated by Stan Hunter, moire silk endpapers. All edges gilt with silk bookmark. Dark blue full leather binding with handsome gilt decoration. Fine. Item #26026