INNES, Hammond. The Mary Deare. London: Collins, 1956.
8vo., green publisher's boards embossed to spine; endpaper maps showing the channel islands; pictorial dust jacket; pp. [x], 11-256; a lovely example, endpapers lightly offset, with a slight leanl; jacket a touch faded to spine with a few small nicks; rear panel and folds a little dirtied.
First edition telling the story of a very old ship described as "a deathtrap of rattling rivets", which is found adrift at sea by salvager John Sands.