Four Months in a Sneak-Box : A Boat Voyage of 2600 Miles Down the Ohio and Mississippi RIvers, and Along the Gulf of Mexico by Nathaniel H. Bishop
Boston : Lee and Shepard, 1879. Hardcover. 322 pages ; illustrated, 5 maps ; 20 cm. No dust jacket, as issued. Blue cover, gilt title on spine, gilt pictorial image on front cover. Fraying to head and tail of spine. Light bump to front cover bottom center edge. Corners lightly bumped. Bookplate on front free endpaper. Binding cracked at gutter on front free endpaper. Owner name on flyleaf and introduction page. No other markings elsewhere to pages. Binding is still firm.
EIGHTEEN months ago the author gave to the public his " VOYAGE OF THE PAPER CANOE : — A GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNEY OF 25OO MILES FROM QUEBEC TO THE GULF OF MEXICO, DURING THEYEARS 1874-5."
The kind reception by the American press of the author's first journey to the great southern sea, and its republication in Great Britain and in France within so short a time of its appearance in the United States, have encouraged him to give the public a companion volume, —" FOUR MONTHS IN A SNEAK-BOX," — which is a relation of the experiences of a second cruise to the' Gulf of Mexico, but by a different route from that followed in the "VOYAGE OF THE PAPER CANOE." This time the author procured one of the smallest and most com¬fortable of boats — a purely American model, developed by the bay-men of the New Jersey coast of the United States, and recently introduced to the gunning fraternity as the BARNEGAT SNEAK-BOX. This curious and stanch little craft, though only twelve feet in length, proved a most comfortable and serviceable home while the author rowed in it more than 2600 miles down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, and alone the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, until he reached the goal of his voyage — the mouth of the wild Suwanee River — which was the terminus of his "VOYAGE OF THE PAPER CANOE."
The maps which illustrate the contours of the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, like those in the other volume, are the most reliable ever given to the public, having been drawn and engraved, by contract for the work, by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Bureau.
LAKE GEORGE, WARREN Co., NEW YORK STATE, SEPTEMBER 1st, 1879.
Q: What are your shipping rates and do you ship overseas?
A: Free Shipping for U.S. buyer. Yes, we do ship worldwide and the price is $25 no matter how many books you buy. Head over to our Shipping page under the link column for further detail.
Q: Can you send me additional photographs of the book?
A: We are always happy to provide additional photographs of the book when a customer request them. Just send us an email via the contact us page.
Q: how do you ship your book? UPS, FedEx or USPS?
A: We primary use USPS but if requested we can ship with FedEx or UPS.
Q: How long will it take for my book to arrive?
A: In general, shipping will take about 3-5 business days within the United States.
Q: What are your return policy?
A: We offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee for all purchases regardless of the reason for the return. Further detail about return and refund on our return page under the link column below.
Q: What payment method do you accept?
A: We accept all major credit cards, as well as PAYPAL, APPLEPAY AND GOOGLEPAY.
We are always here to help so if you have any questions, just contact us via Facebook by way of that blue button on the left-hand side or send us an email via our contact us page. We also take phone calls from 10-5pm EST M-F at 617-599-2003.