THE BIRD OF DAWNING or The Fortune of the Sea.
Edition: 2nd printing (same month as the first) .
New York: Macmillan, 1933. dj. Hardcover - A classic novel of adventure at sea - While on its homeword journey from China to London, Blackgauntlet is struck at night by a passing steamer and only 16 of the crew manages to escape to the lifeboat while the others perish. Cruiser, the 22-year-old second mate, takes command of the survivors as they plan to sail 700 miles to the island of Fayal. In the course of the journey they battle sharks, potential mutiny, a leaky boat, too few provisions, and the sea herself. Glossary/ 310 pp.
Condition: Near fine in light green cloth with dark blue lettering in a near fine dust jacket (original price of $2.50 still present).