San Francisco: E.I. Barra, 1893. Cloth. [ADVENTURE]. Eastman & Co. Press, printers. 8vo; 198pp; rebound in navy cloth over board with gilt lettering over the publisher’s original stiff tan wrapper; wrapper printed in navy with an engraved vignette of a three-masted ship at anchor surrounded by mountains on the front; pictorial title page; 2 full-page engraved illustrations and several small engraved illustrations in text; light creasing to front wrapper, small chip to corner of rear wrapper; near fine. Near fine. Item #1592
The author’s account of his seafaring journey from Philadelphia to San Francisco as was recorded in his log or sea diary, and written in book form during his retirement. Included are two lovely full-page wood engravings, one titled “Neptune boarding the ship,” and the other showing a waterspout on the high seas titled from Psalm 42, verse 7, “Deep calleth unto deep at the voice of thy water-spouts.”.