Title: Pirate Sealer
Author: Arthur Catherall
Illustrator: D.C. Eyles
Publisher: The Children's Press
Remarks: c.1955; price-clipped
Book Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: Fair/Good
Description: 'Piracy, to such an unscrupulous and dangerous adventurer as Captain Thorson, was an excellent way to earn easy money. With this plan in mind, Thorson's ship was designed so that it could be transformed into a Russian gunboat, enabling Thorson to "confiscate" the skins collected by sealers in Russian waters. Matters did not work out smoothly, however, because The Bear lacked an an engineer, and urgen necessity drove Thorson to take his mate Jimmy Stanton's advice and shanghai Stan Farrager, one-time friend of Jimmy's, and Tubby Fenner, when these two engineers came ashore at Tromso. How Throson learned to regret shipping two such determined troublemakers aboard The Bear is told in this exciting yarn.'
No illustrations, other than that on the jacket. Blue-monochrome photograph of Jennings on the rear flap.
Blue cloth boards with silver gilded illustration and text to front and spine, respectively. Spine lightly bumped; corners appear to be straight. Price-clipped pictorial jacket has been secured in a protective polythene wrapper, and reinforced with stiff paper. Even so, the front is creased, with minor loss to image in one corner (refer to image). Pages are tanned, but have resisted foxing. Binding is tight.
No year of publication stated, but assumed to date from the mid-'50s.
Measures 18 cm × 12.5 cm (7.2″ × 5″). Large 12mo. 188 pp.