Laing, Alexander MATTHEW EARLY
New York. Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1957). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in pictorial dust jacket that shows a very short closed edge tear, some very minor nicking and edgewear, along with some light rubbing, most noticeably to spine and rear panels.
Rousing romantic sea-going adventure set in the late 18th Century follows the eponymous American sea captain as he contends with a voluptuous Maltese refugee, an abolitionist school sweetheart, the opium dens of Calcutta, and the open sea in a small boat.