First Edition. Nautical themed novel by American writer and athlete, named the first modern Olympic champion in 1896, and considered an authority on maritime writing after spending years aboard several different kinds of vessels and publishing over 200 short stories and 25 novels. Octavo, original blue cloth with blue lettering printed to front cover and spine, illustrated with four black and white plates. Almost Near Fine but for spine discolored, page ends foxed, and slight foxing to few pages. Lacking dustjacket.