1898 Rare First Edition - In Pirate Waters, A Tale of the American Navy by Kirk Munroe. Illustrated.
Author: Munroe, Kirk.
Title: In Pirate Waters, a Tale of the American Navy.
Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: vi-345 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Very good and attractive original Victorian decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with eight full-page illustrations.
The book: Very Attractive First Edition of In Pirate Waters, a Tale of the American Navy - an adventurous novel set in the 19th century. It follows Jack Somers, a brave sailor in the American Navy, as he battles pirates in treacherous waters. Jack and his crew, aboard the USS Yankee, face off against the notorious pirate captain Blackbeard, navigating through storms, mutiny, and personal challenges. Munroe's descriptive writing brings the maritime setting to life, immersing readers in intense naval battles and the hardships faced by sailors. With themes of loyalty, honor, and patriotism, this thrilling tale captures the excitement and dangers of life at sea.
The author: Kirk Munroe (September 15, 1850 – June 16, 1930) was an American writer and conservationist. Born Charles Kirk Munroe in a log cab near Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin,Munroe was the son of Charles and Susan (Hall) Munroe. His youth was spent on the frontier, after which his family moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts where he attended school until he was sixteen. He publicly dropped "Charles" from his name in 1883. In 1876, Kirk Munroe was hired as a reporter for the New York Sun. Three years later he became the first editor of Harper's Young People magazine;he resigned in 1881. From 1879 to 1884, he was the commodore of New York Canoe club. During this time he helped found the League of American Wheelmen with Charles E. Pratt on May 31, 1880. Munroe was the Wheelmen's first Commander.He married Mary Barr, daughter of Amelia E. Barr on September 15, 1883.The couple settled in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida in 1886.Mary accompanied him on several cruises on the Allapata, a thirty-five foot sharpie-ketch sailboat designed by Ralph Middleton Munroe. While in Florida, Munroe became a noted member of the Florida Audubon Society, and recommended a family friend Guy Bradley to the position as game warden in southern Florida. Bradley was later killed by plume hunters while on duty in the Everglades. Munroe built a tennis court on his property. It was the first tennis court in Miami-Dade county.Munroe helped establish what is today called Ransom Everglades School.After Mary died in September 1922, he married his second wife, Mabel Stearns, in 1924.Kirk Munroe died in Orlando, Florida on June 16, 1930 at the age of 79 He was buried next to his first wife, Mary at Woodlawn Park Cemetery in Miami.
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