HOWARD PEASE AUTOGRAPHED FLY LEAF


Howard Pease was born in 1894 – died in 1974.  Pease wrote from personal experience reflected in how Tod Moran (about 15 of his works were based upon the character William Todhunter Moran) first started to sea, as a summer job while he was attending Stanford University in Palo Alto CA. Even as a small boy the sea always attracted Howard Pease. Maybe because he lived on inland soil, out of sight of the fogs of the coast, yet on a river that flowed into San Francisco Bay. Born in Stockton, California, he finished high school there and then entered Stanford University. At the end of his freshman year he found himself enlisted in a university unit which was sent early to France. Two years later he returned to Stanford where he remained off and on until graduation. Writing had been Mr. Pease’s main object and interest ever since the sixth grade and because he had no wish to write and starve in a garret, he now chose teaching as a profession, since it gave him long vacations in which to work at his typewriter. The sea, too, still attracted him. One summer he shipped out as a wiper in the engine room of a freighter-one of the few ship jobs an inexperienced youth can get. During Mr. Pease’s first year of teaching school he started The Tattooed Man. It was the result of two voyages, together with a walking trip from Marseilles along the coast to Italy. The Jinx Ship was the result of another voyage. His book, The Ship Without a Crew, was written after a tropical winter in Tahiti and Highroad to Adventure after an automobile trip along the Pan-American Highway to Mexico. With his wife and son, Mr. Pease lived in San Francisco on a hill near the Golden Gate, where he devoted all his working hours to writing. Original Howard Pease Autograph, signed on a Heart of Danger Fly Leaf. Approx. Size of Fly Leaf 3 3/8 x 7 3/4 inches. Regular Price – $ 95.00 / Sale Price – $ 42.00.

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