New Bedford: Capt. Thomas Crapo, Publisher, 1893 [i.e. 1900]. Second edition, here reissued after Crapo's death (with a brief account of his demise) by Crapo's widow. 8vo, original brown cloth, gilt lettering, 151 pages. Illus. A few light splashes to the front board; a little bumped and shaken; a very good copy. Item #7433
A first-person account of the life of a New Bedford sailor and adventurer, including stories of life on a whaler, of having jumped ship in the Marquesas as a 16-year-old boy, and of his voyage in a 19-foot boat with his wife across the Atlantic. This edition was published by the author's widow in an effort to raise funds after the his nine-foot dory capsized on a voyage to Cuba.