N by E
N by E
New York: Random House, 1930. 245 pp. LIMITED EDITION of 900 copies, this being #365. Approximately 8 1/4 x 11". Original publisher's slipcase in very good condition with some wear and faded spine label. Light blue cloth over boards with silver stamped lettering and design on cover and spine, no dust jacket, signed on read colophon with limitation statement, published on a special watermarked paper by Pynson Printers, many wood block illustrations, in fine condition.
This book is not only beautiful, but interesting and informative as well. N by E is an account of the Kent's voyage to Greenland from New York. His writing is poetic and descriptive and is illustrated by marvelous wood-block prints. If you like a good tale about a voyage, a ship sinking, being stranded, being rescued and withstanding wild weather on the sea, then this book is for you. " Under full sail we carried on, rail under; tossed by disordered seas, dipping our prow to lift it streaming to the clouds while shattered water beat like shrapnel on the drum-tight sails."