Cameron, Verney Lovett. Three Sailor Boys, or Adrift in the Pacific
London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1909. Hardback 8vo. 149 pp with 7 pp of publisher’s advertisements following main text. Red cloth with embossed two-color and gilt illustration to front board; gilt titling and two-color illustration to spine; black and white frontispiece illustration; three additional black and white illustrated plates; no dust jacket. Condition: Very good. Slight rubbing to gilt on front board and spine; minor bumps to head and tail of spine; tiny spot of wear on lower corner of front board; prize presentation label for “scripture knowledge and good conduct” to front pastedown; tanning to front and rear free endpapers; foxing to page edges; crack between frontis and title, but still intact. $30Classic boys’ adventure yarn, written by a British explorer and commander in the Royal Navy. With chapter titles like “A Narrow Escape”, “Pursued by Cannibals”, “A Desperate Struggle”, this story of three brave and resourceful lads lost at sea provides top-hole vintage thrills.
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