GARSTIN, Crosbie [editor]. Samuel Kelly. An Eighteenth Century Seaman Whose Days Have Been Few and Evil, to Which is Added Remarks, etc. , On Places he Visited During His Pilgrimage in This Wilderness. New York, Frederick A. Stokes, 1925.
Large 8vo. Original buckram within green dust-wrappers lettered in gilt, top edge gilt; pp. 320, title printed in red and black, illustrated with plates; a near fine copy, uncut and largely unopened.
The Falmouth Edition, signed by the editor, number 69 of 160 copies. Much New World travel and trade is recorded in this 18th-century autobiography, including an 1787 trip to Philadelphia and Carribbean journeys during the earlier 1780s. - A fascinating first-hand source for the maritime historian and a beautifully produced edition, scarce.