Twenty Years Before the Mast, or Life in the Forecastle. Being the Experience and Voyages of Nicholas Peter Isaacs. Containing an Account of His Escapes from Wild Beasts; from the Dangers of War; from British Pressgangs; from Frequent Shipwrecks; Together with Several Remarkable Dreams, and a Mass of Other Interesting Facts, and Including an Account of His Conversion to God. Written by Himself and Revised by the Editor of "Thirty Years from Home." Nicholas Peter Isaacs, b. 1784.
Twenty Years Before the Mast, or Life in the Forecastle. Being the Experience and Voyages of Nicholas Peter Isaacs. Containing an Account of His Escapes from Wild Beasts; from the Dangers of War; from British Pressgangs; from Frequent Shipwrecks; Together with Several Remarkable Dreams, and a Mass of Other Interesting Facts, and Including an Account of His Conversion to God. Written by Himself and Revised by the Editor of "Thirty Years from Home."
Twenty Years Before the Mast, or Life in the Forecastle. Being the Experience and Voyages of Nicholas Peter Isaacs. Containing an Account of His Escapes from Wild Beasts; from the Dangers of War; from British Pressgangs; from Frequent Shipwrecks; Together with Several Remarkable Dreams, and a Mass of Other Interesting Facts, and Including an Account of His Conversion to God. Written by Himself and Revised by the Editor of "Thirty Years from Home."

Twenty Years Before the Mast, or Life in the Forecastle. Being the Experience and Voyages of Nicholas Peter Isaacs. Containing an Account of His Escapes from Wild Beasts; from the Dangers of War; from British Pressgangs; from Frequent Shipwrecks; Together with Several Remarkable Dreams, and a Mass of Other Interesting Facts, and Including an Account of His Conversion to God. Written by Himself and Revised by the Editor of "Thirty Years from Home."

New York: J. P. Beckwith, 1845. 1st ed. Hardcover. xv, [ii]-iv, [1], 6-199p. 16mo. Original dark cloth. 16 cm. Backstrip slightly faded and has a tiny chip at top. Contents have mostly moderate foxing (heaviest on endpapers and first several leaves). Isaacs spent 20 years at sea (probably from 1795 when he was about ten until 1815) and was involuntarily impressed by the British Navy in 1808 and again in 1813. Pages 154-199 cover the author's post-nautical life, including quite a bit about his religious conversion and belief in temperance. Very Good. Item #90553

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