Item #66460 Captains Courageous. A Story of the Grand Banks. Rudyard KIPLING, illustr. I. W. TABER.
Captains Courageous. A Story of the Grand Banks.
Captains Courageous. A Story of the Grand Banks.
Captains Courageous. A Story of the Grand Banks.

Captains Courageous. A Story of the Grand Banks.

London: Macmillan and Company, 1908. [Classic seafaring adventure story] FIRST EDITION. Crown octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.viii; 245; [1], blank; [2], ads. Bound in publisher's blue cloth, front board shows gilt titles and a scene in gilt of Harvey at hauling on a line in apparently rough seas, gilt titles and a portrait of Manuel blowing a horn to spine; all edges gilt, black endpapers. Mopderate toning/spotting throughout, gift inscription in ink to half-title. The cloth is exceptionally well preserved, with one small bump at crown and a few tiny rubs to extremities. A particularly fresh and bright binding. One of Kipling's more moralistic adventure tales, which tells the story of Harvey Cheyne, the spoiled and perennially annoying son of a railroad magnate. When he falls overboard and is picked up by fishermen, who don't believe the story of his origins, he is forced to work his way back to land. By the time he reaches he shore, and his parents arrive to pick him up, he has become a worthy and industrious young man, meeting the whole checklist of virtues outlined by Kipling in "If" Item #66460

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