Author:Mason, Van Wyck

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The Sea 'Venture

By: Mason, F. van Wyck

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016944

Condition: Very Good


Mason "tells a hitherto untold story of the New World -- how the Jamestown colony almost failed, what life in Virginia was like in 1610 and how the Bermudas came to be settled." Brown cloth w/gilt and blue spine lettering, 352 pages, map end papers, wraparound dust jacket illustration by William Randell. A bumped corner, mild wear to corners/spine ends, bump to fore-edge of back cover, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/sticker pull to spine, a bit of chipping to corners/spine ends, sun-darkened (entirely legible) spine. View more info

Spider House

By: Mason, Van Wyck

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Harlequin 74: 1950

Edition: 1st Harlequin edition

Seller ID: 011001

Condition: Fair


follows the Donald MacCampbell edition from 1932; after summoning police to his residence, an old swindler who has been receiving threatening letters and surviving near-fatal accidents dismisses them before they can begin investigations, and is shortly thereafter shot to death; strong spine slant, edgewear all around, nicks to spine ends, short tear to top right spine edge, rubbing, tanning, handling wear; View more info