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1 Armstrong, Jennifer Spirit of Endurance: The True Story of the Shackleton Expedition to the Antarctic
NY Crown Publications 2000 0517800918 / 9780517800911 First Edition Glossy Colored Boards Fine Near Fine Young Adult Foliio -- 14 in Tall Maughan, William 
32 pp. as new. Oversized, colorful account of the 2014 heroic expedition to the Antarctic, led by Sir Ernest Shackleford. Written for young-adult readers. With historical photographs, charts and full-page color illustrations of the icebound ship. Slight scratching to the dj. No markings in text. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Bowditch, Nathaniel Waves, Wind, and Weather: Selected from American Practical Navigator
NY D. McKay 1977 0679507531 / 9780679507536 2nd Printing Cloth Very Good + Good 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. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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3 Brown, Alan Invitation to Sailboat Racing
NY Simon & Schuster 1972 671209876 First Edition Cloth Good + Good 8vo-- 9 in Tall 
255 pp. No markings, front free endpaper cut out, rest is complete. Tannish spot on fore edge, elseclean. Mylar protector taped on dj. Brown, an upstate New York physician and experienced racer, lays out a series of lessons on racing fundamentals and strategy. Numerous diagrams on nearly every page. Q&A material. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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4 Collier, Graham; Collier, Patricia Graham Antarctic Odyssey: Endurance and Adventure in the Farthest South
NY Carroll & Graf Pub 1999 0786706538 / 9780786706532 First US Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 4to -- 11.25 in Tall 
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. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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5 Dana, Richard Henry Jr. Two Years Before the Mast
NY P.F. Collier & Son 1969 62nd Printing Leatherette Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
405 pp. Slightly bumped, fading on rear cover, small stray mark on title page. Colored endpapers. Gilt stamping, with "Veritas" shield on front cover. Labeled a "deluxe edition" of "The Harvard Classics." Reprint of a Houghton Mifflin edition. Illustration of author in front. Binding firm. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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6 Dana, Richard Henry Jr. Two Years Before the Mast
NY Heritage Press 1947 Reprint Decorative Cloth Very Good + 4to -- 10.5 In Mueller, Hans Alexander. 
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Beagle Letters, Darwin, Charles
7 Darwin, Charles The Beagle Letters
NY Cambridge University Press 2008 0521898382 / 9780521898386 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 4to-- 9.75 in Tall Martens, Conrad 
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. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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8 Edgar, Day The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Sea Stories
Garden City NY Doubleday & Co. 1962 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Cloth & Boards Fair +  No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
310 pp. Light edge rubbing. Text mostly clean but rear end papers and a half dozen pages somewhat defaced with a child's squiggles. Markings are on pp. 168, 169, 308,309, 310. Also a cut on the bottom margin of pp. 169. Still OK as a reading copy. This anthology inludes 18 tales from the Saturday Evening Post with a nautical theme. Contributors include Jack London, C.S. Forester, Ray Bradbury, Charles Rawlings. Novelettes by Forester and H.E. Peters. Preface by Day Edgar.  
Price: 3.60 USD
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9 Freuchen, Peter (with David Loft) Peter Freuchen's Book of the Seven Seas
NY Julian Messner Inc. 1957 Cloth & Boards Good No Jacket Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
511 pp., more than 100 illustrations. Upper spine weak. Text intact. A wide-ranging readable book of oceanic lore, including basic description of the ocean -- how our modern discoveries compare with ancient views of the deep. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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10 Hallam, Kerry Artistic Visions
Philadelphia Jenkintown Press 2001 0964808528 / 9780964808522 First Edition Black Cloth Fine Near Fine 4to -- 11.25 in Tall By 14.5 In. Wide Hallam, Kerry 
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. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 Hoffer, William Saved: The Story of the Andrea Dorea -- The Greatest Sea Rescue in History
NY Summit Books (Simon & Schuster) 1979 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Boards Very Good  No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
215 pp., with 16 pp. b&w photos, index, ship diagrams on front end paper. Slight edgewear on spine, small rubbed spot on upper spine. Spine titling bright; no markings in text. An account ot the 1956 collision between the Stockholm and the Andrea Doria south of Nantucket. Excellent photos showing the ship listing, passengers in life jackets, etc.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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Yarns, Jones, Tristan
12 Jones, Tristan Yarns
Dobbs Ferry, NY Sheridan House 1998 0924486023 / 9780924486029 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
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. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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13 Junger, Sebastian The Perfect Storm
NY HarperCollins 2000 006101351X / 9780061013515 31st Printing Mass Market Paperback Fair 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
301 pp. Stains on edges; spine slant. OK as reading copy. Junger lays out the riveting true account of the doomed fishing trip of the Andrea Gail, which left Gloucester, Mass., and headed into the storm of the century in October 1991. Basis for the Warner Brothers film starring George Clooney and Mark Walhberg. With 8 pp. b&w photos taken from film scenes. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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14 Leone, Nicholas C., M.D., And Phillips, Elizabeth C., R.N. The Cruising Sailor's Medical Guide
NY David McKay Co. 1979 0679509542 / 9780679509547 2nd Printing Glossy Boards Near Fine Very Good + 8vo -- 9.25 in. Tall 
209 pp. Close to new, no markings, slight chipping and edgewear on dj. Binding tight, pages bright. A highly useful guide to first aid for boaters, but also of interest to landlubbers who might find themselves far from a doctor or hospital. Deals with situations ranging from sunburn and hiccups to fractures and diabetic coma. Also has tips for the non-sailor on emergency boat docking. Includes glossary. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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15 Lindbergh, Anne Morrow Gift from The Sea
New York Pantheon 155 First Thus of Special Edition Cloth Very Good + No Jacket 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall George W. Thompson 
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Lord, Walter A Night to Remember
NY Bantam 1997 0553278274 / 9780553278279 Reprint Mass Market Paperback Very Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
209 pp. Light toning, still sturdy and close to new, no markings. Spine uncreased. With diagram of the Titanic and passenger list of the rescued and the drowned. Nearly a century after the sinking of the Titanic, and a half-century after its original publication, Lord's book is still an outstanding piece of reporting about a disaster that continues to fascinate us. Very readable but he avoids over-writing, sticking to a factual account rather than speculation. Where the facts are sketchy or contradictory, he indicates so. (Special offer: Add Lord's 1986 sequel "The Night Lives On" in a hardcover for just $2 more, shipping included.) 
Price: 3.00 USD
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17 Maas, Peter The Terrible Hours
NY Harper Torchbook 2000 0061014591 / 9780061014598 3rd Printing, Later Edition Mass Market Paperback Good 12mo -- 6.75 in Tall 
309 pp. Double stiff-wraps cover -- top cover is partly attached to cover underneath. Some 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. 
Price: 2.50 USD
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18 Marryat, Captain Frederick Mr. Midshipman Easy
NY Henry Holt & Co. 1998 0805059881 / 9780805059885 Reprint Cloth Very Good Trade Paperback 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
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. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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19 McAdam, Roger Williams Priscilla of Fall River
New York Stephen Daye Press 1956 2nd Edition Cloth Very Good Fair 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall 
224 pp. Light blue spot with heavily rubbed spot at top of spine. Edges rubbed. Text and endpapers clean, no writing. Map of New England coast on endpapers. DJ has dime sized tear in front panel, chipped on spine, moderately scuffed. Bibliography. A lively account of the Priscilla, Queen of the Fall River Line, a passenger steamer that started in 1894, connecting Fall River, Mass., with Boston and New York. The author calls his history "fictionized non-fiction." 
Price: 6.00 USD
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20 McKenna, Virginia Into the Blue
U.S.A. HarperCollins 1992 0062510053 / 9780062510051 1st Edition Cloth Verty Good + Good+ 4to -- 10.5 By 10.5 In Square 
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. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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