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The Epic of the Wandering Sailor by Albert George Wells INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION

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The book is entirely in comic verse aimed at being pure escapism.
It relates the adventures of three main characters in search of treasure; a sailor, his parrot and a monk.
The parrot, who has a wooden leg, actually speaks and indeed has quite personality, being able to do impressions and tell jokes.
The story starts with the sailor being shipwrecked, then shanghied by a 'press-gang.'
On route to China, the ship is blown off course.
Arriving in Carolina, the sailor meets the monk who tells of a hidden treasure. In their search for the treasure, they encounter Mexican bandits.
Overcoming the situation they find the treasure and start their journey back. Travelling by raft down a river they are captured by cannibals but escape, overcome rapids and waterfall and board a ship whose captain must first call at the Antarctic to rescue some explorers.
They encounter packed ice, are rescued by the explorers, face dangers in the form of a polar bear, Eskimos and wolves, meet a Mountie and help him catch his man, go through an episode with a bald eagle, the parrot is kidnapped and rescued with the help of a professor in a flying balloon; they are involved with Indians and gangsters, capture the elusive Loch Ness Monster, rescue the monk from the clutches of a maniac and eventually all ends well back in England.

In generally very good condition but does have a small stain to title page, as pictured. Some bumps to edges of dust jacket. Inscribed copy.

Item details

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Inscribed first edition
Author(s):
Wells, Albert George
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1982 First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0861162536
Number of pages:
79
Publisher:
New Horizon
Title:
The Epic of the Wandering Sailor

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The book is entirely in comic verse aimed at being pure escapism.
It relates the adventures of three main characters in search of treasure; a sailor, his parrot and a monk.
The parrot, who has a wooden leg, actually speaks and indeed has quite personality, being able to do impressions and tell jokes.
The story starts with the sailor being shipwrecked, then shanghied by a 'press-gang.'
On route to China, the ship is blown off course.
Arriving in Carolina, the sailor meets the monk who tells of a hidden treasure. In their search for the treasure, they encounter Mexican bandits.
Overcoming the situation they find the treasure and start their journey back. Travelling by raft down a river they are captured by cannibals but escape, overcome rapids and waterfall and board a ship whose captain must first call at the Antarctic to rescue some explorers.
They encounter packed ice, are rescued by the explorers, face dangers in the form of a polar bear, Eskimos and wolves, meet a Mountie and help him catch his man, go through an episode with a bald eagle, the parrot is kidnapped and rescued with the help of a professor in a flying balloon; they are involved with Indians and gangsters, capture the elusive Loch Ness Monster, rescue the monk from the clutches of a maniac and eventually all ends well back in England.

In generally very good condition but does have a small stain to title page, as pictured. Some bumps to edges of dust jacket. Inscribed copy.

Added value:
Inscribed first edition
Author(s):
Wells, Albert George
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1982 First Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0861162536
Number of pages:
79
Publisher:
New Horizon
Title:
The Epic of the Wandering Sailor

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