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  • Albert, Burton (illustrated by Brian Pinkney.)
    WHERE DOES THE TRAIL LEAD?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young boy follows a trail on "Summertime Island" to the edge of the sea, through hollows filled with buttercups, blueberries and rabbits, to tide pools, sand dunes and crashing waves, a derelict boat half-buried in the sand and finally to fish cooking over a campfire - Although this is a universal story, the dedication refers to "the lures of Nantucket" and the award-winning artist Brian Pinkney who illustrates this with his striking scratchboard paintings depicts the young boy as African American. The simple text will appeal to children and to all who remember summertime explorations. Large format, bound in glossy illustrated boards, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-671734091.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36853
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  • Albert, Burton (illustrated by Brian Pinkney.)
    WHERE DOES THE TRAIL LEAD?

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1991.). A young boy follows a trail on "Summertime Island" to the edge of the sea, through hollows filled with buttercups, blueberries and rabbits, to tide pools, sand dunes and crashing waves, a derelict boat half-buried in the sand and finally to fish cooking over a campfire - Although this is a universal story, the dedication refers to "the lures of Nantucket" and the award-winning artist Brian Pinkney who illustrates this with his striking scratchboard paintings depicts the young boy as African American. The simple text will appeal to children and to all who remember summertime explorations. Large format, unpaginated. Selected as a 1991 Golden Kite Honor Book. ISBN: 0-671-796178.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 38363
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  • THE MOVEMENT OF STARS, by Brill, Amy.
    Brill, Amy.
    THE MOVEMENT OF STARS,

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2013). First edition - The author's first novel, inspired by the work of Maria Mitchell, the first professional female astronomer in America. "Set in 1845 Nantucket, Hannah Gardner Price has lived all twenty-four years of her life according to the principles of the Nantucket Quaker community in which she was raised, where simplicity and restraint are valued above all, and a womans path is expected to lead to marriage and motherhood. But up on the rooftop each night, Hannah pursues a very different and elusive goal: discovering a comet and thereby winning a gold medal awarded by the King of Denmark, something unheard of for a woman. And then she meets Isaac Martin, a young,…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2013). First edition - The author's first novel, inspired by the work of Maria Mitchell, the first professional female astronomer in America. "Set in 1845 Nantucket, Hannah Gardner Price has lived all twenty-four years of her life according to the principles of the Nantucket Quaker community in which she was raised, where simplicity and restraint are valued above all, and a womans path is expected to lead to marriage and motherhood. But up on the rooftop each night, Hannah pursues a very different and elusive goal: discovering a comet and thereby winning a gold medal awarded by the King of Denmark, something unheard of for a woman. And then she meets Isaac Martin, a young, dark-skinned whaler from the Azores who, like herself, has ambitions beyond his expected station in life. Drawn to his intellectual curiosity and honest manner, Hannah agrees to take Isaac on as a student." Author's note, sources. 386 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77531
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  • Bruff, Nancy.
    THE MANATEE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1945. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set against the background of Nantucket at the height of the whaling days - four years after it was published in hardcover, it became the first title to be published in paperback by Harlequin. 251 pp. Striking dust jacket art by William Sharp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket - uncommonly attractive for a book produced 'under wartime conditions.'

    Book ID: 34630
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  • DESPERATE HOURS: The Epic Rescue of the Andrea Doria. by Goldstein, Richard
    Goldstein, Richard
    DESPERATE HOURS: The Epic Rescue of the Andrea Doria.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: John Wiley & Sons, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - Definitive history of the maritime disaster caused by the collision of the ocean liner Andrea Doria with the Swedish liner Stockholm in the fog 1956 off the island of Nantucket on the Massachusetts coast. In the eleven hours before the ship sunk, 1700 people were rescued. The ill-fated voyage is recreated using interviews, court documents, memoirs and this book presents technical findings that shed new light on the causes of the disaster. Photographs, sources, index.viii, 294 pp. ISBN: 0-471-38934X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59214
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  • NIGHT. by Hall, Beverly, photographer. Compiled by Ezra Jack Keats.
    Hall, Beverly, photographer. Compiled by Ezra Jack Keats.
    NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (1969.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book by Nantucket photographer, Beverly Hall - a compilation by Caldecott medal winning author and illustrator of short excerpts about the mystery and wonders of the night - taken from the writings of Wallace Stevens, Marcel Proust, Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, James Joyce and other - illustrated with her evocative and strking black and white photographs. Warmly INSCRIBED "to - - and a Nantucket friendship, good any day or night, love to -- " and dated in 1971. Bound in black cloth and printed in white on black paper. Oblong format, unpaginated.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (creasing to the front flap of the dj, minor edgewear.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 45670
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  • Maness, Larry.
    NANTUCKET REVENGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Novato, CA; Lyford Books, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, introduces private dectective Jack Eaton and his partner, a big black mixed-breed dog named Watson. ISBN: 0-89141-5661.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (an unread copy with some signs of handling or shelfwear, tiny remainderdot.)

    Book ID: 20545
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  • DEATH IN A COLD HARD LIGHT. by Mathews, Francine.
    Mathews, Francine.
    DEATH IN A COLD HARD LIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth in this series of mysteries featuring Merry Folger, police detective and daughter of the Chief of Police, set on the island of Nantucket off the coast of Massachusetts. SIGNED on the title page. 323 pp. ISBN: 0-688-134734.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58328
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  • DEATH IN A MOOD INDIGO. by Mathews, Francine.
    Mathews, Francine.
    DEATH IN A MOOD INDIGO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (1997.). SIGNED first edition - The third in this series of mysteries featuring Merry Folger, police detective and daughter of the Chief of Police, set on the island of Nantucket off the coast of Massachusetts. SIGNED on the title page. 294 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60188
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  • DEATH IN THE OFF-SEASON: A Merry Folger Mystery. by Mathews, Francine.
    Mathews, Francine.
    DEATH IN THE OFF-SEASON: A Merry Folger Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first in this series of mysteries featuring Merry Folger, police detective and daughter of the Chief of Police, set on the island of Nantucket off the coast of Massachusetts. SIGNED on the title page. 318 pp. ISBN: 0-688-134432.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (gold seal on front endpaper, light crease on spine of dj)

    Book ID: 60189
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  • DEATH IN A MOOD INDIGO. by Mathews, Francine.
    Mathews, Francine.
    DEATH IN A MOOD INDIGO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1997.) dj. a The third in this series of mysteries featuring Merry Folger, police detective and daughter of the Chief of Police, set on the island of Nantucket off the coast of Massachusetts. SIGNED on the title page. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-553104632.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (bottom edge bumped).

    Book ID: 77327
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  • DEATH IN ROUGH WATER: A Merry Folger Mystery. by Mathews, Francine.
    Mathews, Francine.
    DEATH IN ROUGH WATER: A Merry Folger Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in this series of mysteries featuring Merry Folger, police detective and daughter of the Chief of Police, set on the island of Nantucket off the coast of Massachusetts. SIGNED on the title page. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-688-134734.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 57154
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