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Anecdotes of a Life on the Ocean,

being a portion of the experiences of twenty-seven years service of many parts of the world.

Stock Code 108639

Montreal, John Lovell, 1871

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Including a visit to the Sultan of Muscat. By the time Cowans' account of his life on the sea as a merchant sailor was published, the Golden Age of Sail was coming to a close. The launch of the first ocean-going warship which carried no sails, HMS Devastation, coincided with the publication of Anecdotes... and we are fortunate that we have in Cowans' account such a valuable resource for life under sail - the risks (including fire and the loss of a mast) and the pleasures of voyages to the 'Guano Islands', to Suez, to Quebec, to Calcutta and of course a visit to the Sultan of Muscat.

First edition; 8vo, engraved frontispiece, viii, 198pp., with errata slip; fine bright, original blue pictorial cloth gilt, neat closed tear (<10mm) to outer edge of frontis, otherwise a very good copy.
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