Salt Water Poems and Ballads by John Masefield illustrated by Chas Pears 1916 The Macmillan Company

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Ahoy, fellow vintage book lovers and maritime enthusiasts! Set sail on a literary adventure with "Salt Water Poems and Ballads" by John Masefield, illustrated by Chas Pears. Published in 1916 by The Macmillan Company, this gem navigates through the essence of sea life and the allure of the ocean.

Key Features

Featuring an ornate hardcover, the book exudes the charm and sturdiness typical of early 20th-century craftsmanship. While there is a slight split in the binding, rest assured that all pages are firmly attached, as shown in the photos.


Inside the book you'll find:

  • A captivating collection of poems and ballads that capture the spirit of the sea.
  • Original illustrations by Chas Pears, enriching the literary experience.

    John Masefield was England's Poet Laureate from 1930 until his death in 1967. His maritime works have captivated generations and provide a deep, poetic insight into sea life during the early 20th century.

    With its ornate hardcover and timeless illustrations, this book radiates vintage appeal. The previous owner even signed the inside book board, adding another layer of history to this charming piece.


    • Title: Salt Water Poems and Ballads
    • Publication Date: 1916
    • Publisher: The Macmillan Company
    • Format: Ornate Hardcover
    • Pages: 163
    • Dimensions: 8x6x1
    • Bonus: contains a glossary of sea terms in the back of the book.
    • Condition: Slight wear on the cover, split in binding, random yellowing on pages. All pages are firmly attached, as shown in the photos.


    "Salt Water Poems and Ballads" is a perfect catch for anyone entranced by the mysteries of the sea or in love with vintage books. Don't miss the chance to own this literary treasure.


    The vintage items I share with you have been previously owned and loved. They may show some wear, which is typical for vintage pieces. Please use pictures as a guide. If you have any questions or need more photos, ask away!

    Collections: Vintage Boating Books

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