1982 1st year edition, London; captain: William Andrew Nelson 1839-1929; by Hugh Falkus; Victor Gollancz Ltd. publishers, London; hardbound in blue boards with bold gilt stamp lettering along spine; wonderful photo illustrations, including several color plates. map endpapers.; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket good with minor edge wear (see pics).
From front flap -
"A Gentleman whom the public would like to see recounting his nautical experiences in print is Captain W.A. Nelson, one of the most successful masters that ever commanded a sailing ship. With an ordinary tramp windjammer he could out-clip the clippers... It would be interesting to have a full and authentic record of his runs." So wrote the West Cumberland News in 1927. Captain Nelson completed a brief account of his seafaring life when he was in his eighties. It was discovered among the papers of his son, Captain James Neson, OBE after the latter's death in 1957...