William McFee Set of 9 Books, The Harbour Master, North of Suez, First editions, dust jackets, author's signature 1921-1935


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Nine Books by William McFee, an English writer of sea stories, Including The Harbour Master and North of Suez, Many First editions, dust jackets, and more

A collection of books by well regarded author, William McFee. Books in this collection include:

The Harbour-Master, Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1932 -- Dustjacket with chipping around the edge. Now under mylar cover. Blue cloth cover in good condition. Inside. Owner's signature. Book seller's mark in pencil. Clean and tight.

Sailors of Fortune, Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1935 -- Dustjacket with wear and chipping around hedge. Now under mylar cover. Blue cloth cover with title sticker on spine. Book seller's mark. Clean and tight.

Race, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924, Stated First Edition -- No dustjackeet. Blue cloth cover with sunned spine. Paste-on title on spine. Former library book. Clean and tight.

Harbours of Memory, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1921 Stated First Edition -- No dustjackeet. Blue cloth cover with sunned spine. Paste-on title on spine. Former library book. spotting. bookseller's pencil mark. Clean and tight.

Pilgrims of Adversity, Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1928, First Edition -- No dustjackeet. Blue cloth cover. Paste-on title on spine. spotting. Owner's ex libis label. bookseller's pencil mark. Clean and tight.

North of Suez, Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1930, First Edition, Limited Edition (69 out of 350), Author's signature -- No dust jacket. Light blue cloth cover with some fading. Beige spine. Title paste-on spine, image paste-on front cover. Book seller's pencil mark. Some aging on pages.

Splenlove in Arcady, Random House, 1941, First Printing -- Green cloth cover. Title in gold in yellow square. Sign of age on end page. Otherwise totally clean and tight.

Sunlight in New Granada, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925, First Edition - Light blue cloth cover, gold lettering. Bookseller's mark in pencil. Clean and tight.

The Life of Sir Martin Frobisher, Harper and Brothers, 1928, First Edition - Blue cloth cover, gold lettering on spine, Bookseller's mark in pencil

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William Morley Punshon McFee[1] (15 June 1881 – 2 July 1966) was an English writer of sea stories. In addition to books, he also wrote reviews for The New York Sun and The New York Times.


William McFee (1881-1966) was a British novelist and author best known for his sea novels, such as Casuals of the Sea (1916).
William McFee was born on June 15, 1881 on his father, John Henry McFee's ship, Erin's Isle during a return trip from India. After completing school at East Anglian School in Suffolk, England, William McFee became an apprentice to the engineering firm of McMuirland's at Aldersgate in London. In 1905, he took a position as a junior engineer aboard a tramp steamer that travelled to Mediterranean, as well as African and Asian ports.
McFee served as a sublieutenant in the British navy during World War I. While serving in the eastern Mediterranean, he met Pauline Khondoff, a Bulgarian refugee. The couple wed in 1920, but divorced in 1932. After the war, McFee returned to his previous employer, the United Fruit Company, where he served as a chief engineer. However, in 1924, he decided to leave the organization to pursue a career in writing.
Most of McFee's works are nautical tales, inspired by his years at sea. He was married twice more, first to Beatrice Allender who died in 1952 and then to Dorothy North. His stepson, Richard McFee, was an electronics professor at Syracuse University. William McFee died on July 2, 1966 at his home in New Milford, Connecticut.



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