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Some shelf wear and bumping. Pages are age-toned. The dust jacket is rubbed and chipped, edge-worn, and price-clipped. Reprinted from the 1930 original edition, this 1967 edition is 1,040 pages of adventure stories at sea from more than a hundred literary greats, including Defoe, Marryat, Poe, Hugo, Dumas, Melville, Conrad, Stevenson, Ibanez, and Wells. From the historical records and literature of 22 countries, covering more than 2,000 years, these stories represent the best writing in the genre from ancient Greece and Rome to the Icelandic Sagas to more recent times--stirring tales of fact and fiction in maritime exploits.