Item #17498 Captain Caution. Kenneth Roberts.

The War of 1812 brought to Life by the King of 20th -Century Historical Fiction

Captain Caution

New York: Doubleday Doran, 1934. 1st Edition. 8vo. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #17498

A beautiful copy of Roberts' War of 1812 magnum opus.

"It is 1812 and America has declared war on Britain. The American ship Olive Branch is waylaid by a British cruiser. Captain Dorman is killed, and his crew is taken prisoner, including the captain's pretty and strong-willed daughter, Corunna. Roberts portrays the bravery of American seamen, their sufferings within the mist-shrouded walls of Dartmoor Prison, the invention of the gangway pendulum, and the sailor's dangerous and dramatic escape."

Black cloth with titling and illustration in gilt. Illustrated map endpapers. Square tight binding. Clean interior. 310pp + ads. Little wear to binding. Dust jacket with mild edge wear. Presents handsomely in archival mylar.

Price: $125.00

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