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Title: The Sea Rover. Oxford Children's Classic No. 36.
Description: London, Oxford University Press. 1966. Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Neville Dear. 154 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by Neville Dear, dust jacket design by Gareth Floyd. Translation of "Shrimp le Corsaire", first published in 1954. "This is an epic tale of buccaneer adventure on the high seas; it is the story of Viscount Saint-Elme, known as the 'Malamok', who had once owned a fine fleet of privateers and used them in the service of his king, Louis XIV of France. But one of his officers proved treacherous, causing the Malamok's eldest son to be unjustly dishonoured and imprisoned. Thenceforward, misfortune dogged the Malamok who had withdrawn from the king's service and become a pirate. All of his ships but one were destroyed, and the old buccaneer knew only one aim: that of vengeance so that the family name might be cleared. Accompanied by the boy Shrimp, his young protege, the Malamok set sail on his last remaining ship, the 'Remailleuse', on a voyage of piracy and battle, seeking to destroy his enemy." Light browning to edges of text block, slight darkening to boards edges, two tiny light liquid marks on top of text block, tiny bump to top edge of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spaine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good+.

Keywords: Age of Sail, Sailing Ships, Sea Urchin, Dragoons, Melusine, Malamok, Haunted Ship, Mutiny, Storms, Sea Battles, Halycon, Translations, Bucaneers, Adventure, Privateering, Treachery, Pirates, Buccaneers, Family Honour, Boys, Revenge, Betrayal. Neville Dear

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 27971

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