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John Rae


(1882 - 1963)

John Rae

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, John Rae trod a well worn path to illustration, graduating from Pratt Institute High School in Brooklyn, then going on to the Art Students League and finishing up as a student of Howard Pyle. His work appeared in over fifty books as well as many magazines.

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Masterman Ready: or The Wreck of the Pacific (1928)

This is a robinsonnade written by a captain in the British navy. A family going to settle in Australia is wrecked on a desert island and the old seaman, Ready, helps them survive.

Author(s): Frederick Marryat
Illustrator(s): John Rae
Frank Schoonover

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