In the year 1799, Captain Amasa Delano, of Duxbury, in Massachusetts, commanding a large sealer and general trader, lay at anchor, with a valuable cargo, in the harbour of St. Maria- a small, desert, uninhabited island towards the southern extremity of the long coast of Chili. There he had touched for water.In the year 1799, Captain Amasa Delano, of Duxbury, in Massachusetts, commanding a large sealer and general trader, lay at anchor, with a valuable cargo, in the harbour of St. Maria- a small, desert, uninhabited island towards the southern extremity of the long coast of Chili. There he had touched for water.Read Less
Good. The Nonesuch Press, London, 1926. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. E. McKnight Kauffer (illustrator). Limited. Folio-over 12"-15" tall. Number 940 of 1650 copies. The pictures are hand-colored through stencils at the Curwen Press upon Van Gelder paper. Corners and the edges of the boards are rubbed down and worn. Red cloth boards themselves are rubbed and lightly soiled.
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0876360231. Protected in a decorative pictorial boxed slipcase. A beautiful vintage copy. Issued without a dust jacket. Printed in an edition of 1950 copies for the Imprint Society. Signed by illustrator, Garrick Palmer, on past page. Unnumbered. Slight scuffing to spine of book. Book Description-"Bedford College Editions reprint enduring literary works in a handsome, readable, and affordable format. The text of each work is lightly but helpfully annotated. Prepared by eminent scholars and teachers, the editorial matter in each volume includes a chronology of the life of the author; an illustrated introduction to the contexts and major issues of the text in its time and ours; an annotated bibliography for further reading (contexts, criticism, and Internet resources); and a concise glossary of literary terms." May require extra shipping to outside U. S. A.; Black and white illustrations; Oversized; 135 pages; Signed by Illustrator.
F. One of 1950 copies printed by the Imprint Society. Bound in decorated red decorated cloth with black morrocan leather spine. Wood engraved illustrations by Garrick Palmer, 4to size, 135pp. A FINE copy in a Ne arly Fine pictorial slipcase Although this copy is NOT numbered it is SIGNED by illustrator Palmer on the limitation page.
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