RYDER, S. W. Blue Water Ventures. The Log of a Master Mariner. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1931.
8vo. Original blue-grey linen, lettered and ruled in blue; illustrated dust-wrappers (price-clipped); pp. 320; plates after photographs, a few illustrations after drawings in the text; wrappers a little frayed, minimal spotting due to offsetting from frontispiece, otherwise a a very good copy in the rarely seen good wrappers.
First edition. This is the gripping seaborne autobiography of a captain covering the period of tall ships to the First World War, were he encounters German submarines, with sailing in Arctic waters, the Black Sea, the Magellan Straits, and further afield.