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Count Luckner, The Sea Devil

by Lowell Thomas

Condition: Near Good


Garden City: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1927. Stated First edition. Hardcover. Near Good. The Life of Felix Graf von Luckner ( 1881 - 1966 ), German nobleman, naval officer, and noted sailor - His great grandfather was Nicolas Luckner, Marshall of France and Commander of the French Army of The Rhine. . Nicknamed " Der Seeteufel ", Luckner and his crew -" Die Pireten des Kaisers '"( The Emperor's Pirates ) gained fame during WW I for exploits in the sailing commerce raider , HMS Seeadler ( Sea Eagle ). Luckner and crew waged war, capturing 14 ships, without any casualties, becoming a hero on both sides in The First World War. Luckner was als an accomplished magician... circus worker ...professional boxer.... fisherman... guard in Mexican Army... barman... tavern keeper.... RR constuction worker .... public lecturer, etc. and an honorary citizen of the United States, a freemason, and condemned do death by Adolf Hitler.With route of the Seeeadler, about 30,ooo miles in 24 days dual end pages. Frontispiece of Count Felix von Luckner, the most romantic and mysterious figure.....In 30 chapters, from : We meet a Flying Buccaneer... Felix Runs Off To Sea.... Saved By An Albatross, etc... Through to: Jailed in Fiji While The Others Escape To Easter Island.......The Escape from New Zealand To The Smoking Isle. Blue cloth book with gilt lettering on spine. ( 5 5/8 X 8 3/8 X 1 1/2 ) 308 pages. No dust jacket. Foxing on several front pages in 84 year old, collectible Count Luckner book. Book weighs 11/2 pounds.

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  • Bookseller: oldusedbooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 00003070
  • Title: Count Luckner, The Sea Devil
  • Author: Lowell Thomas
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Stated First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday, Page and Company
  • Place: Garden City
  • Date published: 1927


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