Tokyo / Yokohama: Geiser & Gilbert Limited / Japan Herald Press, 1913. First Edition. Octavo (226 x 155mm). xiv, , 394, 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.