1942 First Edition: The Life of Francis Drake, by A. E. W. Mason

By (author)A. E. W. Mason


The Life of Francis Drake, written by A. E. W. Mason and published in 1942, is a historical account of the life and voyages of the famous English explorer. The book details Drake’s early life as a sailor, his involvement in the slave trade, his circumnavigation of the globe, and his role in defeating the Spanish Armada. Mason’s writing style is engaging and informative, providing readers with a vivid portrait of Drake’s adventures and the historical context in which they occurred. The book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of England, the Age of Exploration, or the life of Francis Drake.

The vintage edition of The Life of Francis Drake is a beautiful volume, with a blue hardcover and intricate green and gilt decoration on the spine. While the book shows some signs of wear due to age, including fading to the pages and wear around the edges and corners, it remains a treasured piece of history.

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The Life of Francis Drake, by A. E. W. Mason, published by Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc, Garden City, New York, 1942. Stated first edition. 350 pages.

Blue hardcover volume with green decoration on cover, and green and gilt decoration and lettering on spine. Some wear to cover, especially around edges and corners. Book has a moderate forward tilt, some fading to pages due to age. No writing or other markings in the book. Deckled fore-edges.

Weight .82 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16 × 5 cm




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