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  • HALSEY IN THE WEST INDIES. by Fuller, Halsey Oakley.
    Fuller, Halsey Oakley.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1928. dj. Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon book describing the fourteen year-old author's adventures during seven months spent in the Virgin Islands of the West Indies, He kept a diary of his experiences during "the most exciting winter of his life" and here he retells them in 'a straightforward boy-to-boy fashion for all boys to enjoy.' Includes accounts of shark fishing, tarantula hunting, an encounter with Voodoo worship, horse races, his comments on racial issues, West Indian food, and more. Illustrated with a frontispiece of the author, other photographs and sketches by a twelve-year old artist, Arthur Lindborg. Foreword by Kennett Harris. 180 pp plus 4 pp of selections from Putnam's catalogue featuring 'boys books by boys.' Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in magenta cloth with black lettering in a partial dust jacket (only the front cover and front flap remains.)

    Book ID: 37984
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  • CALM AT SUNSET, CALM AT DAWN by Watkins, Paul
    Watkins, Paul

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Century Hutchinson, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The true first printing of Watkin's second book, the story of a young man growing up in a family who worked fishing boats of the coast of New England for generations and who has the lure of the sea in his blood, despite the brutality and treacherousness of this life. Watkins spent several seasons working on trawlers himself. INSCRIBED on the half title page to noted collector Larry Owens. Winner of the Encore Prize. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-091739144.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80734
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