THE PRESS-GANG. AFLOAT AND ASHORE
Publisher: New York:E. P. Dutton and Co.
Binding: Hard Cover
Dust Jacket: No jacket
Edition: 1st edition
New York:E. P. Dutton and Co. 1914. 1st edition. vii+349pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Blue boards slightly soiled, rubbed and shelf-worn with some chipping along front spine edge and wear to top and bottom of spine ends. Edge points sharp but worn to boards with soiling to page edges. Internally, end pages are age toned with a previous owners name penciled to 1st free end-page. Moderate foxing scattered throughout, often to pages adjacent to illustrations. The binding is tight and square, but cracked at page 81 and both hinges. *"The practice of pressing men---that is to say, of taking by intimidation or force those who will not volunteer---would seem to have been world-wide in its adoption. Whenever men desired to have a thing done, and was powerful enough to insure the doing of it, there he attained his end by the simple expedient of compelling others to do for him what he, unaided, could not do for himself."