Vintage Hardcover First Edition Pride's Fancy by Thomas H. Raddall, 1946
Another great first edition Canadian book. Pride's Fancy by Thomas H. Raddall was printed in 1946.
A story of Nova Scotia men and ships-but most of the action takes place on the high seas and the island of Haiti and San Domingo, newly seized by the blacks under the leadership of Toussaint L'Ouverture. Pride's Fancy is the name of a ship, built in Nova Scotia under the ownership of a hard and bitter man, Pride, and his foster son, teller of the tale. The ship was destined as a privateer, sailing against the enemies of the British,-Spaniards and French in the Caribbean islands. Destined, too, to return to Haiti to seek out buried treasure, a treasure which proved to be a false trail, laid to give reason for bringing the little French exiled planter back to his wife's grave to die. Adventure, romance, for those who like sea tales.