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TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST. A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF LIFE AT SEA.

by Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. (1815-1882)

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Harper & Brothers, New-York: 1842., 1842 pp. 483, (1)[Publisher's list]. Inked ownership of Benarah on title page. Badly damp stained and foxed. 12mo. Original full publisher's cloth binding. Spine gold lettered and decorated. Front joint cracked. Extremities worn. Hardbound. The Family Library No. 106. Very early reprint of the first edition of 1840. One of the earliest faithful accounts of California. See: BAL 4434; Howes D49; Johnson: American High Spots pp. 26-27. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! NAVAL/1. Hardcover. Good.


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