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Spirit of Endurance: The True Story of the Shackleton Expedition to the Antarctic

By: Armstrong, Jennifer

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Crown Publications: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009026


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. Size: Foliio -- 14 in Tall View more info

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

By: Bowditch, Nathaniel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, D. McKay: 1977

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 007017


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 hi... View more info

Invitation to Sailboat Racing

By: Brown, Alan

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1972

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005118


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. Size: 8vo-- 9 in Tall View more info

Antarctic Odyssey: Endurance and Adventure in the Farthest South

By: Collier, Graham; Collier, Patricia Graham

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NY, Carroll & Graf Pub: 1999

Edition: First US Edition.

Seller ID: 009450


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 View more info

Two Years Before the Mast

By: Dana, Richard Henry Jr.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, P.F. Collier & Son: 1969

Edition: 62nd Printing.

Seller ID: 001645


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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Two Years Before the Mast

By: Dana, Richard Henry Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Heritage Press: 1947

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009668


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 View more info

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The Beagle Letters

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $7.50

Publisher: NY, Cambridge University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009337


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... View more info

The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Sea Stories

By: Edgar, Day

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Co.: 1962

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 003325


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... View more info

Peter Freuchen's Book of the Seven Seas

By: Freuchen, Peter (with David Loft)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Julian Messner Inc.: 1957

Seller ID: 000678


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. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Frank's Whales

By: Gromling, Frank

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Flagler Beach, Florida, Ocean Publishing: 2003

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010250


134 PP. Nearly near, 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 View more info

Artistic Visions

By: Hallam, Kerry

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Jenkintown Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005615


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. View more info

Saved: The Story of the Andrea Dorea -- The Greatest Sea Rescue in History

By: Hoffer, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Summit Books (Simon & Schuster): 1979

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 005870


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. View more info

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Yarns

By: Jones, Tristan

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Dobbs Ferry, NY, Sheridan House: 1998

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009360


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 View more info

The Perfect Storm

By: Junger, Sebastian

Price: $2.00

Publisher: NY, HarperCollins: 2000

Edition: 31st Printing

Seller ID: 001305


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. View more info

The Cruising Sailor's Medical Guide

By: Leone, Nicholas C., M.D., And Phillips, Elizabeth C., R.N.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, David McKay Co.: 1979

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 004463


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. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in. Tall View more info

Gift from The Sea

By: Lindbergh, Anne Morrow

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon 155:

Edition: First Thus of Special Edition.

Seller ID: 0503003831


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... View more info

A Night to Remember

By: Lord, Walter

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Bantam: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003954


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 th... View more info

The Terrible Hours

By: Maas, Peter

Price: $2.50

Publisher: NY, Harper Torchbook: 2000

Edition: 3rd Printing, Later Edition.

Seller ID: 009307


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. Size: 12mo -- 6.75 in Tall View more info

Mr. Midshipman Easy

By: Marryat, Captain Frederick

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt & Co.: 1998

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 131209056


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 View more info

Priscilla of Fall River

By: McAdam, Roger Williams

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Stephen Daye Press: 1956

Edition: 2nd Edition.

Seller ID: 007168


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." ... View more info