Boston: Privately printed by D.B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, 1948.
First Edition. Frontispiece & eleven collotype plates. xvi, 280pp. 1 vols. 4to. Quarter red morocco over marbled boards, paper label to upper board, unopened. Fine Merrymount Press Bibliography 1021; Morris & Howland, p 37; Toy, 1030. Item #301958
Cleopatra's Barge II was a two-masted gaff-rigged auxiliary schooner that carried a crew of 13. The log here records a series of cruises along the north-east coast of America in the interwar years. Untouched by the Great Depression, Toy notes that the "log is also a record of a way of life ... of a small group of extremely rich Americans." The Crowninshield family fortune was amassed in the period following independence and he hastens to include his criticisms of Franklin D. Roosevelt.