New York, NY: The Century Co., 1913. FIRST EDITION. Crown Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.[vi]; 343; , blank. With eight lithographic plates including a frontispiece. Half black morocco over original gilt titled cloth sides. One of two trivial spots within else a lovely fine copy in an attractive recent leather binding. An autobiographical novel covering his life as a sailor and later a successful writer, and his struggles with alcoholism. The title is taken from the traditional British folk song/ drinking song 'John Barleycorn'. Item #50169
Sisson and Martens p71-72.
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