Good pictorial hardcover. Front cover worn and scratched with a bare spot on the upper right-hand front cover where the word 'Outside' of the title is partially worn off; edges slightly rubbed. World's Fair Souvenir Edition. Describes a solo voyage from Atlantic City to Palos, Spain, July 21 to September 20, 1893, in Sapolio - 14 feet 6 inches in length, 5 feet 5 inches amidship, with a 3 foot draft, which Andrews built himself. 198 pages. Photographs. Illustrations. Folding maps. Folding illustrations. Frontispiece portrait. Codice inventario libreria
Titolo: Columbus Outdone: An Exact Narrative of the ...
Casa editrice: New York: No Publisher, James Kempster Printing Co.
Data di pubblicazione: 1893
Condizione libro: Good
Descrizione libro The James Kempster Printing Co., New York, 1893. Hard Cover. Condizione: Very Good. First Edition. Scarce travel narrative. From front cover: "World's Fair Souvenir Edition". Includes b&w portrait frontispiece of Capt. William Andrews, complete with tissue guard. Illustrated in b&w (12 illustrations), with two foldout plates, one being a foldout map. Subtitled: "An Exact Narrative of the Voyage of the Yankee Skipper, Capt. Wm. A. Andrews, in the Boat "Sapolio", Compiled from the Log & Original Documents by Artemas Ward, Advertising Manager for Enoch Morgan's Sons Co." Capt. Andrews crossed the Atlantic in 1892, aboard a 14-foot 6-inch by 5-foot 5-inch canvas-covered folding craft, from Atlantic City in Jersey to Palos, Spain in 63 days. A single-handed trans-Atlantic account which took place during the World's Fair. Its purpose was to promote Sapolio, a soap manufacturer. This copy includes a scarce original NEWSPAPER CARTOON (dated 1932) depicting Capt. William Andrews sailing across the ocean in his 14-foot boat, which is pasted to front pastedown. Printed in New York by the James Kempster Printing Co. Bound in publisher's original brown cloth with black lettering & elaborate pictorial design to front board, spine unlettered (handwritten title & author in white to spine), printed endpapers. Covers lightly rubbed & mildly soiled, white lettering handwritten to spine, light marginal stain to preliminary pages, former owner's contemporary ink signature to first blank, tiny closed tear to two pages at lower margin, otherwise overall a nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. 198pp. RARE. Size: 20 x 14cm. Codice articolo 001497