First Edition. Uncommon nautical adventure novel. Found in 'Searchable Sea Literature', Maritime Studies Program of Williams College. "Bill left college to go to sea at age seventeen in a career that lasted four or five years and logged seven passages around Cape Horn. Before his sailing career was ended by ill health, he had attained the rank of mate. After retiring from the sea, he lived in the San Francisco area, where he became involved in the socialist movement." Very Good, modest cocking, in Very Good dustjacket, few shallow edge chips and closed tears.