Blue cloth patterned boards with stamped gilt spine titles. Bindings square and tight. Minimal shelf wear. Clean text. Hint of an eraser front free endpage. Dust jacket with price in protective Mylar sleeve. Light wear, small scuff at crown of spine. Minor darkening to white of rear panel.
Humfrey Jordon born in the late 19th century began his lifelong interest in boats at age 8. Participating in both World Wars and a lifetime of sailing in Southern England, Europe, Africa and Australia gives him an authoritative voice drawing on his lifetime of travel and experience on the sea. A prolific writer and immensely popular in his time. This book has the East Coast of Africa as the background. Historical in relating troubles and trials of trade and the emerging politic intrigue while spinning a good tale.