first editionoriginal orange cloth ruled and lettered in black
by PILAT Oliver
New York: Scribner's, 1939. First edition. original orange cloth ruled and lettered in black. Spine a little sunned, edges a bit dust soiled, endpapers browned/pictorial dust jacket (with some wear). Octavo. Oliver Pilate was born in New York City in 1903 and graduated Amherst College. He became engaged in newspaper work for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle where he was a featured writer, later on The New York Evening Post, for which he was the aviation and maritime expert. He was briefly a foreign correspondent in CA retail Europe. “The 1890’s, the close of the sailing ship era representsed in The Mate Takes Her Home,” he writes, “happens to be one of the more brutal periods in maritime history. However, I have tried not to apply modern ideas (revolutionary or amatory) to a nineteenth-century situation, but have let the story, including its romance, work out according to nineteenth-century pattern.”. (Inventory #: 33510)
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