Seafaring merchant Amasa Delano kept adventure-filled journals through three commercial voyages that now offer a keen view of customs, culture, and trade two hundred years ago. Lively and readable, Delano's work gives a fascinating account of the world before industrialization, and is as accessible to today's reader as it was in 1817.
Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves, relative of Amasa Delano and granddaughter of President Franklin Roosevelt, has been a librarian, educator, and scholar. She resides in Washington, D.C.
New reprint of the work originally published in 1817, edited by Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves, with a new foreword by Wm. T. LaMoy. Contains new illustrations. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)