Departure by Janet Stevenson SIGNED 1st Edition 1985 Historical Fiction based on true story of a woman ship captain in 1851 Oregon to Hawaii


Title: Departure

Author: Janet Stevenson

Description: First edition, first printing (with full letter line). Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Just a hint of being spine cocked. Clean and crisp. Dust jacked has a light crease to the front flap; not price clipped. DJ in clear archival sleeve. Map end-papers. xiii, 333 pp. 8.5 x 5.75 inches.

Based on an actual historical incident that occurred in 1851. In the novel, due to disease and disaster, the captain's wife takes command of a ship sailing from Honolulu to the Oregon coast, traversing the Columbia River bar, and up the river to the frontier town of Portland. Stevenson wrote the novel after researching the original incident, maritime medicine, ship navigation, and the lives and experiences of ship captains' wives at the Smithsonian, the NIH at Bethesda, and the G.W. Blunt White maritime library in Connecticut, and consulting with other experts and historians.

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good+

Jacket Condition: Near Fine-

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Place: San Diego

Year: 1985

ISBN: 0151251959

Language: English

Keywords: feminist, novel, modern, Oregon, maritime, nautical, high seas, Oregon authors, historical fiction,

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