Venturesome Voyages of Capt. Voss. Captain J. C. VOSS, John Claus.
Venturesome Voyages of Capt. Voss
Venturesome Voyages of Capt. Voss

Venturesome Voyages of Capt. Voss

Tokyo / Yokohama: Geiser & Gilbert Limited / Japan Herald Press, 1913. First Edition. Octavo (226 x 155mm). xiv, [2], 394, [2]pp + black and white frontispiece with tissue guard, 13 black and white plates and two colour maps (one folding). Red cloth with gilt lettering and blind borders.

Corners worn; covers worn, marked, and water damaged; spine significantly faded, worn, marked and water damaged with head and tail completely worn; joints starting; text block soiled and foxed; pages rippling and browned with scattered foxing and spotting throughout; previous bookseller’s stamp on first free endpaper; corner of title page and preface torn off without loss. Item #853

Johannes Claus (John/Jack) Voss (1858-1922) was a German-Canadian sailor who is famous for sailing around the world in a dugout canoe. Ventureons Voyages chronicles this and other voyages. In 1901 Voss started his circumnavigation journey with friend Norman Luxton Luxton proved to be a poor sailor and left Voss when they reached Australia. Thereafter Voss had a succession of partners, none lasting too long. Voss was, by all accounts, an unpleasant shipmate. He finished the voyage alone in 1904.

Price: $250.00

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