Excerpt from Redburn His First Voyage: Being the Sailor-Boy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-of-a-Gentleman, in the Merchant Service "Wellingborough, as you are going to sea, suppose you take this shooting-jacket of mine along; it's just the thing - take it, it will save the expense of another. You see, it's quite warm; fine long skirts, stout horn buttons, and plenty of pockets." Out of the goodness and simplicity of his heart, thus spoke my elder brother to me, upon the eve of my departure for the seaport. "And ...
Excerpt from Redburn His First Voyage: Being the Sailor-Boy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-of-a-Gentleman, in the Merchant Service "Wellingborough, as you are going to sea, suppose you take this shooting-jacket of mine along; it's just the thing - take it, it will save the expense of another. You see, it's quite warm; fine long skirts, stout horn buttons, and plenty of pockets." Out of the goodness and simplicity of his heart, thus spoke my elder brother to me, upon the eve of my departure for the seaport. "And, Wellingborough," he added, "since we are both short of money, and you want an outfit, and I have none to give, you may as well take my fowling-piece along, and sell it in New York for what you can get. - Nay, take it; it's of no use to me now; I can't find it in powder any more." I was then but a boy. Some time previous my mother had removed from New York to a pleasant village on the Hudson River, where we lived in a small house, in a quiet way. Sad disappointments in several plans which I had sketched for my future life; the necessity of doing something for myself, united to a naturally roving disposition, had now conspired within me, to send me to sea as a sailor. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
New in New jacket. It is the reprint edition of the original edition which was published long back (1850). The book is printed in black on high quality paper with Matt Laminated colored dust cover. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. We tried to manage the best possible copy but in some cases, there may be some pages which are blur or missing or with black spots. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. Lang: -eng, Pages 424, Print on Demand.
Near Fine in very good jacket. Volume four only. First edition thus, 1969. Cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 384 pp., clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Very Good dust jacket, minor age-toning and soiling to the page-edges, soiling and discoloration to the dust jacket, rubbing and edgewear to the dust jacket including creasing and a bit of tearing or loss at the tips. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector.
Frank T. Merrill. Near Fine in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Blue cloth, lettered in gilt, illus. in gilt, ivory and black. Slightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, text block edges a bit dulled by age, one area of dried glue residue on upper front pastedown (possible removal of book plate? ), otherwise nearly as issued. Scarce light blue dust jacket shows minor loss at spine extremities and corners, with spine panel somewhat toned, still presents well in mylar. xi, 314,  pp., illus. w/ 4 plates. Note that on the listings of other titles by Melville published by St. Botolph, printed opposite the frontipiece and on the rear panel of the dust jacket, the prices have been blacked out and, in one case (Moby-Dick), overstamped, a condition that seems original to issue. One volume in a uniform St. Botolph editon of Melville's works, issued in the same year as the first edition of Billy Budd, spearheading the scholarly revival of interest in Melville in that era.
First printing with publisher's advertisements ending on p. . Octavo (19.25cm. ); publisher's dark blue blind-embossed cloth, yellow glazed endpapers; xi, -390, , 9, pp. Spine a bit cocked, boards and extremities rather shelf-worn, spine gilt effaced at foot; some foxing and faint tide-mark affecting first half of textblock; contemporary ownership inscription on early blank leaf, another, somewhat later (1880) to rear endpaper, else a Near Very Good copy of a scarce work. BAL 13660.
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