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1947 - The Limited Editions Club, New York - Number 350 of 1, 500 illustrated by Mueller
A finely bound limited edition, signed and numbered by the illustrator. With an introduction by William McFee. Illustrated throughout with colour wood engravings by Hans Alexander Mueller.

‘Dana had to withdraw from Harvard when measles weakened his eyesight; in order to regain his health; he shipped to California as a sailor in 1834. His book has become a classic account of the life and adventures of an ordinary seaman in the American merchant service, as well as the best account of the hide and tallow trade in California.’ Together with its clear picture of California in the years prior to the influx of American settlers in the 1840’s,
Two Years Before The Mast is considered invaluable for its descriptions of San Diego, Santa Barbara and Monterey. ‘Dana later became U.S. attorney for the district of Massachusetts, was nominated to the Court of Saint James, and legally represented any negroes arrested in Boston pro-bono.’ 
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