The Life & Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner. His Service in King's Ships in War & Peace, His Travels & Explorations by Sea to remote & unknown Countries in Merchant Vessels, Whalers, and other Sundry Craft; together with copious Notes & Comments on Ships, the Officers and Shipmates with whom he served, the Customs & traditions of the Sea and of the Inhabitants of Distant Lands both Savage and Civilized, their Religions, Cuture, & Industries. As Related by Himself.

Maritime Memoir] Nicol, John. Illustraed by Gordon Grant.

Published by Farrar & Rinehart, New York, 1936
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Title: The Life & Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner...

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, New York

Publication Date: 1936

Edition: First Printing of the First Edition


A Very Good plus copy in beige cloth binding with red title band in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with chipping to the spine and edges. This first-person account of life as a 19th Century seaman was originally published in 1822, but in the intervening years none of the charm and immediacy of Nicol's account has been lost. Nicol's narrative of his 25 year job as a ship's cooper takes the reader around the globe twice, on three voyages to China, two to Egypt, twice around the Horn and the length of the East Coast of the Americas . Catalog Pine. Bookseller Inventory # 22826

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