Shark! Shark! The Thirty-Year Odyssey of a Pioneer Shark Hunter WILLIAM YOUNG 1934

$50.00

Title: Shark! Shark! The Thirty-Year Odyssey of a Pioneer Shark Hunter

Author: Captain William E. Young (as told to Horace S. Mazet)
Illustrator: Helen Sewell

Description: Second printing (1934). Brown cloth boards with paper title block on spine. Endpapers illustrated by Helen Sewell. Light dampstain at edges of frontispiece and title page, otherwise interior is clean and unmarked. Three of the plates have a rough fore-edges. Dust jacket is worn, showing chips and general grubbiness; not price clipped ($1.39). DJ in archival sleeve. Seventeen plates including frontispiece (eight with drawings of various species of shark, and nine featuring photographs). 287 pp. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Foreword by Count Felix von Luckner.

Memoirs of three decades of hunting sharks, packed with all kinds of shark lore and legend. Captain William Edward Young (1875-1962) hunted sharks all over the world, from the coasts of California to Hawaii, Cape Cod, the West Indies, and the Mediterranean. He began as a young sport fisherman who began angling for sharks in 1900, and by1920 had turned professional. He harvested tens of thousands of sharks over the course of his career and was recognized as the dean of all shark fishermen.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good–

Publisher: Gotham House
Place: New York
Year: 1934

Keywords: sharks, fishing, fishers, memoirs, shark hunting, angling,

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1 business day

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Legal imprint