This is a very good hardcover with slipcase. Julian Messner Publishing 4th Printing 1958. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. Pages are crisp, clean and free of foxing etc. Illustrated maps inside front and back endpapers. Hardcover boards are very good and binding tight and straight. Green slipcase with pasted frontispiece full color illustration is very good with light shelf wear at corners.
Peter Frauchen wrote from personal experience, nautical fact and legend, to produce this expansive volume. Readers will wrestle with sea monsters, drift the seas in raging storms and dead calms, and battle mighty navies. You will join scientists and explorers on expeditions in and across the seas new life forms and new lands. The author tells of sailors who fought for fame and glory, galley slaves who fought for freedom, and exposes pirates, whalers and wreckers who placed lights on shores to both warn and lure unsuspecting ships. He describes the great sea battles from the Persian fleet at Salamis to the great conflict at Leyte Gulf in World War Two. Mysteries of the seas are revealed here. Monstrous waves and mysterious mountains underwater, along with ghost ships, mermaids, sea serpents and more. Endless hours of reading to be shared and enjoyed over generations.
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