Books: Forgotten Seamen

MR. BULKELEY AND THE PIRATE —edited by B. D. Roberts—Oxford ($3).

THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOHN NICOL, MARINER—edited by Alexander Laing—Farrar & Rinehart ($4).

In the attics and among the heirlooms of the earth, historical manuscripts lie hidden like nuggets in the coarse ore of family possessions. They seem to be everywhere except where a scholar might be expected to look for them. Thus Caulaincourt's great memoir of Napoleon (TIME, Dec. 2) turned up in the wall of an old chateau; the manuscript of Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides was...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!