New York: A.H. Kellogg, 1887. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 408p. A gilt-decorated burgundy-brown cloth hardcover book in very good condition. Cover cloth is lightly rubbed on surface and edges. Bottom edge is faintly stained. Corners lightly bumped. Small brown spots on pages 20-21 (text unobstructed); otherwise, the pages are clean,. and the binding is tight. Very Good. Item #145040
First edition of Davis' autobiography. Born in Canada in 1821, Davis enjoyed a lengthy and varied career at sea, working on whaling vessels and having many adventures. Subtitle from title page: "An Autobiography of an Old-Time Seaman Who Has Sailed in Almost Every Capacity Before and Abaft the Mast, in Nearly Every Quarter of the Globe, and Under the Flags of Four of the Principle Maritime Nations." Thoroughly illustrated with black and white engravings, many of which are full-page. Light green floral-patterned endpapers.