ADVENTURE ON THE HIGH SEAS
"I wanted to see if I could catch
and hold something of a rather beautiful localised American atmosphere
that was already beginning to fade..." -Kipling, on Captains Courageous
FIRST EDITION of Kipling's popular
nautical tale, with vivid descriptions of the Massachusetts fishing
industry. The basis for the 1937 film starring Spencer Tracy, Lionel
Barrymore, and Mickey Rooney.
London: Macmillan, 1897. Octavo, original
cloth gilt, all edges gilt. With
illustrations by I.W. Taber. Book slightly cocked (as often); a few
spots to cloth, crease to rear endpaper. Text unusually clean and cloth
gilt bright. Without scarce dust jacket. $1000.