New York: St. Martin's, 2004. Illustrated in black and white throughout. 254 pages. 8vo, black boards, dust wrapper. New York: St. Martin's, (2004). A very good(+) copy, clean except for jottings on back free end paper, in a poor dust wrapper, water damage along bottom edge and back cover. A rare mix of compelling history and classic adventure story. Brimming with tales of ships, sailors, and baffling bureaucracy.