The Old Sailor’s Story, or a Short Account of the Life the Life, Adventures and Voyages of Capt. Gurdon L. Allyn. Including Three Trips Around the World.
( 1879), Norwich, CT
Quite a scarce work. “Includes whaling voyage in the Charles Henry of New London, 1845-46, to North Pacific… Another voyage on N.S. Perkins of New London, 1852-53. to N.Z., Society Islands, Hawaii and Ladrones. In 1855 Allyn was on the Brookline… of New London from Honolulu to Rarotonga. In 1857-59 he was aboard the Tempest of New London to Spitzbergen, N.Z., Lord Chatham’s Island, Pitt’s Island, Duke of York Island, Kingsmill Islands, to Japan grounds…” Forster 1. He was a well-traveled character with a relentless energy that is reflected in his prose. This copy is in original pebbled stiff wraps. Very good – fine condition.