By: (Weatherell, John.) Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester.

Price: $17.50 USD

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good

275 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "John Wetherell was a native of Whitby, one of the thirteen children of Nathan Wetherell, a whaling captain. He was born in 1780, and his father died in 1789 - killed, according to Wetherell, in a skirmish with Eskimos in Davis Strait. Wetherell himself died, probably in New York, sometime after 1834. He left behind him an autobiography, in three volumes of manuscript amounting altogether to a thousand pages. It had been the object of a fruitless search by students of the period until, a few years ago, Mrs Anne Klein of New York, an enthusiastic collector of rare nautical books, discovered it at the New York auction of the library of the late Gabriel Wells." A fascinating look at life at sea in during the Napoleonic era, including conditions in the prisons for sailors in France. Previous owner's small stamp on front end papers, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light stamp ink offset on front flap, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds.


Author Name: (Weatherell, John.) Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester.

Categories: British History, History and Travel, Military - Naval, Military - POWs & Escapers, Sailing & The Sea, Military - Naval: Napoleonic,

Edition: Second Printing

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1954

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 23728

Keywords: John Porritt Wetherell, Napoleonic Era, Sailing ships, Sail, Royal Navy, Sailors, Seamen, Personal reminiscences, Shipwrecks, Battle Nile, Voyages, HMS Hussar, Prisoners War, Merchant, Press gangs, Impressment, Pressed men, Captain Wilkinson, Punish,