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Chronicle Of The Calypso, Clipper. A Story Of Conflict and Courage On The High Seas

by Jennings, John

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Published
1955
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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Boston/Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1955. 295 pp. A novel of the golden days of the California trade, of the great ocean race around Cape Horn, of the clipper ships, and the men and women who sailed them. . Map eps showing the course of the clippers. Pictorial price-clipped dust jacket by Harry Schaare.… Read more
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Saltwater Summer

by Haig-Brown, Roderick. Illustrated By John Worsley

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Published
1962
Condition
Good
Edition
Reprint
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$15.00

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London: Collins, 1962. The same two characters that appeared in 'Starbuck Valley' once again are here by the same author. This book is of a summer's fishing in the 'Mallard'. Don and Tubby have to make enough money for the boat, so they go north.... up the coast of British Columbia. Many difficulties and a dramatic rescue during a storm… Read more
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Hornblower and The Hotspur

by Forester, C.S

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Published
1962
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$130.00

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London: Michael Joseph, 1962. C.S. Forester's last novel in the Hornblower run. It fills the last gap in the Hornblower stories. Well illustrated wrap-around dust jacket by David Cobb. Minor bubbling to rear endpaper. Price-clipped dust jacket. A tight, square desirable copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Sea Scout and Savage: Adventure Among The Cannibals of the Soloman Islands

by Leighton, Robert

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Very Good
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$30.00

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London: Ward, Lock & Co Limited N.D. Full page frontispiece. Thirty chapters of adventures among the cannibals of the Soloman Islands. Well illustrated front board. A nice, clean book. A story for younger readers.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.
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To The Walls Of Cartagena

by Dwight, Allan (Pen Name for Turner Allan Taylor and Lois Cole Taylor)

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Published
1967
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$24.50

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Williamsburg/New York: Colonial Williamsburg, . Distrubuted By Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc, 1967. To The Walls of Cartagena.... Illustrated by Leonard Vosburgh. This is the story of Greg Shelby's valient service as a Virginia soldier of the King in "The War of Jenkins Ear" and of his secret mission for his friend Jason Pollok, a merchant of Williamsburg. It is… Read more
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Great Sea Stories

by French, Joseph Lewis (Edited By)

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Very Good
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$18.50

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New York: Brentanos Publishers (c.1925) 'Second Series' Edition. A new volume of Sea Stories culled from the masterpieces of the literature of the sea. Some of the distinguished authors represtented are: Sir Walter Raleigh, James Fenmore Cooper, Herman Melville, William Clark Russell, R.L. Stevenson, John Masefield, Victor Hugo, and Pierre Loti. Pictorial two-page spread illustrated endpapers by… Read more
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The Trail Of The Serpent

by De Hartog, Jan

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1983
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780060390181
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$20.00

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1983. The author is at his best in this story of the Dutch East Indies during World War II. "The Trail of the Serpent" transports us back to early 1942, when Japanese forces overran the Dutch colonial empire, thus ending three centuries of rule in Indonesia. Blue cloth boards, gilt print to… Read more
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The King's Coat. Introducing Midshipman Alan Lewrie

by Lambdin, Dewey

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1989
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition Second Printing
ISBN
9781556111426
Item Price
$79.50

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New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1989. A novel of adventure and self-discovery, of breathtaking sea battles and awakening maturity. It introduces Midshipman Alan Lewrie on his premier voyage..... and sees him off to a brilliant career at the height of the American Revolution. Map endpapers, untrimmed foredge. Name to ffep. Upper foredge shows rough cut and soil… Read more
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Santorini

by MacLean, Alistair

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1987
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st. American Ed. Stated
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$20.00

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New York: Doubleday & Co., 1987. 245 pp. MacLean is back- with an explosive saga of nuclear catastrophe on the high seas! Illustrated jacket by Stanislaw Fernandes. Book spine slight slant. DJ very minor flaking at spine end and corner tips. Free of any detracting inscriptions or previous owners signatures. Very clean bright copy.. 1st. American Ed. Stated. Hard… Read more
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The Hunter And The Whale

by Van Der Post, Laurens

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Published
1967
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Canadian Edition
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$35.00

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Toronto/Vancouver: Clarke,Irwin & Company, 1967. 318 pp. . Jacket by Frances Baruch. This is the story of a South African boy,Peter, whose developing relationship with the Captain and crew of the whaling ship Kurt Hansen, the fury and beauty of the chase are the leading motifs in Laurens Van der Post's finest novel. His knowledge of whaling is… Read more
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The Taking Of The Gry. A Novel Of Brave Men At Sea

by Masefield, John

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Published
1967
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Third Printing
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$20.00

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New York: The MacMillan Company, 1967. 193 pp This gripping, entertaining story tells of a revolution in the tiny republic of Santa Ana on the Spanish Main, and details the foolhardy, desperate attempt of two men to "kidnap" an ammunition ship, The Gry, from a harbour held by their enemies. Illustrated Dj designed by Richard Smith. Jacket has price intact,… Read more
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Black Ivory

by Collins, Norman

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Published
1948
Condition
Near Fine
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$20.00

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Toronto: Collins, 1948. 305pp. Being the life story of Ralph Rudd, his early adventures, perils and misfortunes on land and sea, including sundry close encounters with high-jacking, mutiny and violence off the African Slave Coast. Blue boards with gilt to spine, small book sellers sticker to ffep. DJ illustration by Charles Andres. DJ has some loss… Read more
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Blue Water Dwelling

by Jordan, Humfrey

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1949
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Printing
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$40.00

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London: Hodder And Stoughton, 1949. 319 pp.Jacket drawn by C.E. Turner. The Seeker was a lucky ship. She gave hope, freedom and adventure to those who sailed her. Book has some light spotting to eps and outside edges. DJ light edge wear.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Chronicle Of The Calypso, Clipper. A Story Of Conflict and Courage On The High Seas

by Jennings, John

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1955
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$50.00

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Boston/Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1955. 295 pp. A novel of the golden days of the California trade, of the great ocean race around Cape Horn, of the clipper ships, and the men and women who sailed them. Light beige boards with blue lettering. Map eps . Pictorial DJ designed by Harry Schaare. Edge-wear to extremities of… Read more
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The Far Lands

by Hall, James Norman

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1950
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$40.00

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Boston,: Little, Brown and Company, 1950. 325 pp Jacket painting by Nicholas Mordvinoff. The Heroic people who settled the South Sea Isles before history was written left a legend of their wanderings out of which Hall has woven a novel of beauty and enchantment. Very minor wear to spine ends. DJ price-clipped with very minor edge wear.. First… Read more
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The Sea Chest. Stories of Adventure At Sea

by Knight, Captain Frank

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Published
1964
Condition
Near Fine
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$50.00

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New York: Platt & Munk, 1964. 207 pp. 10 wonderful full-page b/w illustrations by William riley. Foreword by Harvey Swados. Wrap-around pictorial dust jacket. Here are great tales of the Spanish Main, of Naval heroes, pirates, raiders, modern smugglers and of a rollicking crew of cadets aboard a modern merchant ship. DJ has short closed tears and minor edge-wear.… Read more
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