[circa 1945] · New York
by MEADER, Stephen W.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [circa 1945]. Reprint. Octavo 21cm; bright blue publisher's cloth, stamped in black, in color pictorial dustwrapper; 233pp, frontis, 6 plates. Spine well sunned; dustwrapper has moderate tears, abrasions and soiling; extremities chapped w/ some material loss; large dampstain on rear; some repairs (with postage stamps) on dustwrapper verso; inner panels price-clipped. Interior bindings slightly fragile but intact with clean pages. A Very Good+ copy in a Good dustwrapper. The adventures of Jim Slater, a young boy who runs away from home to become a sailor, and ends up working on a slave ship bound for Africa. Offended by the cruelty he witnesses aboard, he escapes at his first opportunity, only to end up having to survive in the Louisiana wilds. One of Meader's earlier offerings, this was originally published in 1931. However, the other titles listed on the dustwrapper date this reprint to at least 1945. With b/w text illustrations throughout, including 6 plates. (Inventory #: 46677)