A Story of Adventure off the California Coast. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1898. Original dark green cloth decorated in gilt.
First Edition of Frank Norris's first novel (preceded only by his romantic poem YVERNELLE, 1892). This is an unusual romance involving a proper San Franciscan shanghaied aboard a renegade schooner. It starts off, "This is to be a story of a battle, at least one murder, and several sudden deaths. For that reason it begins with a pink tea and among the mingled odors of many delicate perfumes...".~This is an attractive, near-fine copy (very minor rubbing at the extremities). Blanck 15029. Item #13816