Dodd, Mead & Company publishers; hardbound with blue boards and gilt lettering on spine; book in good condition with only minor foxing on inside page; no dust jacket; see pics.
Edward Rowe Snow (August 22, 1902 Winthrop, Massachusetts - April 10, 1982 Boston, Massachusetts) was an American author and historian.
Snow is widely known for his stories of pirates and other nautical subjects; he wrote over forty books and many shorter publications. In all, he was the author of more than 100 publications, mainly about New England coastal history.
Mr. Snow was also a major chronicler of New England maritime history. With the publication of The Islands of Boston Harbor in 1935, he became famous as a historian of the New England coast and also as a popular storyteller, lecturer, preservationist, and treasure hunter. Forty years later, he was still publishing.
He is also famous for carrying on the tradition of the "Flying Santa" for over forty years (1936–1980). Every Christmas he would hire a small plane and drop wrapped gifts to the lighthouse keepers and their families.