DescriptionS. W. Cushing. Wild Oats Sowings; or the Autobiography of an Adventurer. New York: Daniel Fanshaw, 1857. First edition. 12mo, 483 pages. Illustrated with four plate engravings on pink paper. Green, blind stamped cloth over boards. Lettering and sailing ship gilt stamped on the spine; gilt is faded. Boards are worn and lightly soiled. Spine is heavily soiled and worn in two places along the joint; chipping at the foot and a portion of the spine covering missing at the head. Bumped corners and bumping along the fore edge of the rear board. Light toning with very sporadic foxing. Page 169/70 is cut short along the fore edge. Good copy.
Reference: Howes C974. Raines, p. 59-60.
More Information: "Fascinating autobiography of an adventurer; embracing experiences as a soldier at San Jacinto and as a sailor in the Texas navy." (Howes)
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