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Frank's Whales
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Frank's Whales

By Gromling, Frank

Flagler Beach, Florida: Ocean Publishing, 2003. Book. Good. Trade Paperback. First Edition.. 134 PP. Light water damage, OK as reading copy. No markings, spine uncreased. An amateur whale watcher describes efforts of volunteers to observe and record migrations of about 350 endangered right whales along the Atlantic Coast. Includes resource list. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in.

$2.85

In Search Of Moby Dick: The Quest For The White Whale

By Tim Severin

NY: Da Capo Press, 2001. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. Reprint.. 212 pp. Close to new, no markings. Spine uncreased. Severin recounts his journey through the South Pacific to deterrmine whether Melville's novel is based on true reports of a great whale. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall.

$5.70

Cruising French Canals and Rivers
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Cruising French Canals and Rivers

By McKnight, Hugh

Newport, Rhode Island: Seven Seas Press, 1985. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. 1st US Edtion.. 288 pp on coated stock, numerous b&w photos, approx. 10 pp of color photos. 13 maps. Almost new; Three small closed tears in jacket. Text clean no markings. Detailed guide to navigation of main and secondary rivers and canals throughout France, plus overview and general guide to choosing the right boat. Introduction by Earl of Snowden (Antony Armstrong Jones, ex-husband of the late Princess Margaret). Includes index, bibliography and glossary of French and English boating terms. Also information on towpaths suitable for hiking. Size: 4to -- 10.25 in Tall.

$7.60

Up the Shore : The Lighthouse Years

By Rourke, Bonnie, Ed

Toronto: Lynx Images, 2001. Book. Fine. Trade Papeback. Inscribed By Editor. 1st Edition.. 263 pp. with numerous b&w snapshot-type historical photos. Nearly new, spine uncreased, no markings.Small tear to bottom edge of p. 124. Inscribed by editor Bonnie Rourke "To a light keeper, a friend of the light, Bonnie Rourke." A collection of writings and newspaper columns by Rourke's late mother, Juanita, about the family's life as lighthouse keepers on Lake Huron and Ontario's Georgian Bay during the 1956-68 period. With chronology. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$19.00

Two Years Before the Mast

By Dana, Richard Henry Jr.

NY: Heritage Press, 1947. Book. Illus. by Mueller, Hans Alexander.. Very Good +. Decorative Cloth. Reprint.. 346 pp. Illustration of cityscape and harbor printed on beige cloth. Two-color or illustrations throughout text. Detailed introduction and commentary on Dana's life by William McFee, plus author's preface. Text clean. Endpapers lightlty toned. Lightly rubbed corners. Slipcase missing. Size: 4to -- 10.5 In.

$14.25

Antarctic Odyssey: Endurance and Adventure in the Farthest South
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Antarctic Odyssey: Endurance and Adventure in the Farthest South

By Collier, Graham; Collier, Patricia Graham

NY: Carroll & Graf Pub, 1999. Book. Near Fine. Cloth. First US Edition.. Nearly new, previous owner's embossed seal on endpaper, no other markings. 194 pp. on glossy stock, 57 photos and illustrations and 9 maps. The Collier husband-and-wife team circumnavigates Antarctica, retracing the routes of early explorers including Amundsen, Shackleton, Worsley, Priestly and others. Maps are especially helpful in appreciating their exploits. A reprint of a UK edition. Size: 4to -- 11.25 in Tall.

$13.30

Great Stories of the Sea & Ships
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Great Stories of the Sea & Ships

By Wyeth, N.C., Editor

NY: Galahad Books (BBS Publishing), 1992. Book. Illus. by Hurd, Peter. Fine. Cloth & Boards. Reprint.. 411 pp.,plus 18 full page b&w drawings by Hurd, an apprentice to N.C. Gift quality, no markings. A collection of excerpts from various nautical books, fictional and non-fiction. The authors range from Homer and Christopher Columbus and Sir Walter Raleigh to Jules Verne, Robert Louis Stevenson, Herman Melville and Jack London. A brief introduction by Wyeth. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in Tall.

$8.55

Into the Blue
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Into the Blue

By McKenna, Virginia

U.S.A.: HarperCollins, 1992. Book. Verty Good +. Cloth. 1st Edition.. 144 pp. Numerous color photos and drawings. One photo on page 56 has been cut out. Rest of text complete and clean. Slight edgewear on jacket. A photo book paying tribute to dolphins and their abilities, and recounting misstreatment of them as tourist attractions. Size: 4to -- 10.5 By 10.5 In Square.

$5.70

Yarns
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Yarns

By Jones, Tristan

Dobbs Ferry, NY: Sheridan House, 1998. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 272 pp. Cover curled, light thumbing. Text clean. Spine uncreased. Glossy color photo of author on front cover. Endpaper map gives locations of Jones' stories. A Welsh sailor who has covered 400,000 miles at sea recounts some of his adventures in various exotic locations. Includes a chapter on the Bermuda triangle. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.

$3.80

The Beagle Letters
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The Beagle Letters

By Darwin, Charles

NY: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Book. Illus. by Martens, Conrad. Near Fine. Cloth. First Edition.. 470 pp., 54 color and b&w illustrations. Nearly new, slight crinkling of jacket. Remainder slash mark on bottom edge of textblock. Family tree diagram on endpapers. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt and 9 others of the Charles Darwin Correspondence Project. Hundreds of letters to and from Darwin during his historic voyage (1831-1836) on the Beagle to the Galapagos Islands, Falklands and other parts of the Southern Hemisphere. The observations of the young naturalist laid the groundwork for his theory of evolution. Size: 4to-- 9.75 in Tall.

$7.13

The Terrible Hours
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The Terrible Hours

By Maas, Peter

NY: Harper Torchbook, 2000. Book. Good. Mass Market Paperback. 3rd Printing, Later Edition.. 309 pp. Double stiff-wraps cover -- top cover is partly attached to cover underneath. Some damp staining and edge rubbing, spine creasing, spine slant. Text is clean. The story of little-known Navy hero Charles "Swede" Momsen, who oversaw the rescue of the Squalus, a submarine that sank in the North Atlantic in 1939. Size: 12mo -- 6.75 in Tall.

$2.38

Moby-Dick
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Moby-Dick

By Melville, Herman

NY: Barnes & Noble, 1993. Book. As New. Cloth & Boards. Reprint -- 10th Printing.. 479 pp. Handsome Barnes & Noble reprint of the classic, in as-new, gift-quality condition. No markings. The full text is here, but there are no illustrations or editor's notes. Size: 8vo --8.5 In..

$9.50

Mr. Midshipman Easy

By Marryat, Captain Frederick

NY: Henry Holt & Co., 1998. Book. Very Good. Cloth. Reprint.. 472 pp. Vertical crease in front cover, thumbed. No markings. Spine uncreased. A naval classic, first published in 1836, about an English lad learning discipline when he joins the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Based on the early naval career of Lord Thomas Cochrane. Part of the Heart of Oak Sea Classics series. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.

$6.65

Great Stories of the Sea and Ships
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Great Stories of the Sea and Ships

By Wyeth, N.C., Ed.

New York: Galahad Books, 1992. Book. Illus. by Hurd, Peter. Near Fine. Cloth & Boards. Reprint. 8vo-- 9 in Tall. 431 pp., 18 b&w illustrations. Nearly new, no markings. Slight spine slant. A collection of 30 nautical tales and excerpts, mostly fictional, on the theme of man versus the sea. Includes a portion of Moby Dick, and chapters by Jules Verne, Jack London, Richard Henry Dana, Victor Hugo, Robert Louis Stevenson et al. Historical sketches by Christopher Columbus and Richard Hakluyt. A two-page foreword by editor Wyeth. First publishe by David McKay & Co. in 1940..

$5.70

Gift from The Sea

By Lindbergh, Anne Morrow

New York: Pantheon 155 Book. Illus. by George W. Thompson. Very Good +. Cloth. First Thus of Special Edition.. Unpaginated, about 120 pp. on heavy stock. Light fading to blue cloth spine.Front and back covers have silver decorative striping intact. Dime-sized light water spot near lower right front corner. Previous owner's name in ink on inside cover. Small foxing speck on half title page and following 2 pages. No jacket and no slipcase. Other pages clean. Bright watercolor illustrations. Lindbergh's contemplative account of some time spent hunting seashells on an island, and the thoughts that occurred to her. Many of the musings concern women's lives in the 1950s. Final illustration shows a window, calling to mind the kidnapping of her baby through a nursery window decades earlier. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall.

$7.60

Great Storms of the Jersey Shore

By Savadove, Larry and Buchholz, Margaret Thomas

Harvey Cedars, N.J.: Down the Shore Publishing, 1993. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. 1st Edition. 4to - 11 in By 11 in. 203 pp. on glossy stock. 3 small tears, about 1 inch each, along top edge and corners of dust jacket. Crinkled edge of jacket. Text clean, no markings. Light rubbing on bottom edge of cover. Photos available upon request. A history of hurricanes along the Jersey shore, from the 18th century to the 1960s. Scores of dramatic b&w news photos showing storm damage and heavy surf. With eight tables and charts, including lists of hurricanes, tidal surges and navigation charts showing erosion of Egg Harbor. Bibliography. Introduction by Bill Bradley..

$80.75

Waves, Wind, and Weather: Selected from American Practical Navigator

By Bowditch, Nathaniel

NY: D. McKay, 1977. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. 2nd Printing. 8vo -- 8 in Tall. 185 pp. Cover near perfect; dj has chips and edge creasing. Text clean, no markings. A sampler of still relevant navigation pointers from Bowditch's classic 19th century guide, "American Practical Navigator." Appendices add modern data, such as weather broadcasting signals. Glossary of navigation terms. Dust jacket rear panel displays the Beaufort wind scale and sea conditions for light air, gale, storm, hurricane etc. Of interest to readers exploring nautical history as well as weekend sailors learning the rudiments of off-shore navigation. Edited by James Louttit..

$5.70

The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk
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The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk

By Niven, Jennifer

NY: Hyperion Books, 2001. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition. 8vo -- 8 in Tall. 402 pp. Close to new, no spine creases.Text bright and clean. Maps on endpapers. Includes historical photos, reference notes, passenger list. Spellbinding, detailed account of an Arctic voyage in which a crew of 25 sailors, scientists and Eskimo guides became icebound. After their ship was rammed, they abandoned the vessel and spent months waiting for a rescue. Only 12 survived..

$3.80

Yankee Whalers in the South Seas

By Whipple, A.B.C.

Rutland VT: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1976. Book. Illus. by Powers, Richard M.. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 2nd Printing.. 304 pp. Previous owner's name on half title page. Light wear. Text clean. From the cover blurb: "Written with the spice and gusto of a salty sea chanty, Mr. Whipple's book is packed with drama from stem to stern." Whipple, a former Time-Life editor, has devoted himself to whaling research since the 1940s. His chapters include material on Captains Pollard, Chase, Hussey and Tilton. Also the historical basis for the Moby Dick legend. Size: 12mo -- 7.25 in Tall.

$5.70

Artistic Visions

By Hallam, Kerry

Philadelphia: Jenkintown Press, 2001. Book. Illus. by Hallam, Kerry. Fine. Black Cloth. First Edition. 4to -- 11.25 in Tall By 14.5 In. Wide. 138 pp. on coated glossy stock. Full-page color plates on most pages. Mint, gift quality condition. No markings or creases. A faint scuff mark detectable on rear dj panel if the book is held at an angle in bright light. A handsome collection for those who enjoy Hallam's impressionistic sun-drenched views of harbors, sailboats and shorelines, mostly in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Hallam, originally from England, spent much of his life in the south of France..

$42.75

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