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


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,

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