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  • THE UNKNOWN SHORE. by O'Brian, Patrick (1914-2000)
    O'Brian, Patrick (1914-2000)
    THE UNKNOWN SHORE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Rupert Hart-Davis, (1959) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early Patrick O'Brian nautical tale, a saga of survival featuring towo young men aboard an ill fated ship - 'The Wager' - which was parted from its squadron in storms off Cape Horn. One of the two historical novels O'Brian wrote for juveniles, preceding the Jack Aubrey series for which he is best known. 256 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in red boards in avery good dust jacket (original price of 15s on dj flap)

    Book ID: 70831
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  • Pease, Howard
    HURRICANE WEATHER: A Tod Moran Mystery

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, (c 1950's, c 1936.) dj. Hardcover - Story set on a yacht in the South Seas. Double page map. Uncommon vintage juvenile adventure story by this popular California writer, who was born in Stockton (just down the road from us) and lived an adventurous life himself. 296 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library in sturdy library binding with some markings and missing front endpaper, but overall tight and clean in a good dust jacket (shallow chip to top of spine, spine label.)

    Book ID: 54839
    View cart More details Price: $30.00
  • THE TATTOOED MAN: A Todd Moran Mystery. by Pease, Howard
    Pease, Howard
    THE TATTOOED MAN: A Todd Moran Mystery.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (ca 1950, c 1926.) dj. Hardcover - Originally subtitled "A tale of strange adventures befalling Tod Moran, mess boy of the tramp steamer "Araby" upon his first voyage from San Francisco to Genoa via the Panama Canal. Illustrated with black and white drawings and with great dust jacket art by Lawrence Beall Smith. Uncommon vintage juvenile adventure story by this popular California writer, who was born in Stockton (just down the road from us) and lived an adventurous life himself. 332 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and missing front endpaper, in a good+ dust jacket (remnants of spine sticker, but overall quite attractive.)

    Book ID: 78988
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  • BARQUE WHISPER. by Richards, Alun.
    Richards, Alun.
    BARQUE WHISPER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of a secret voyage along the coast of South America in 1858. "From the beginning there were complications . . a story of the sea that touches on one of the most bizarre mutinies in maritime history and gives an authentic account of the nightmare horrors of a Cape Horn passage. Some of the most dramatic moments of the novel, including the descent of a plague of locusts, are drawn from Alun Richard's vast knowledge of sea records of the past." 221 pp. ISBN: 0-312067070.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79095
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  • TENACIOUS. by Stockwin, Julian
    Stockwin, Julian
    TENACIOUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2005). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 6th novel in the Tom Kydd series, which follows his career in the British Royal Navy from pressed man to Master. #267 in the limited edition of 1000 copies, SIGNED on the title page, numbered and stamped. Author's note.. 346 pp. ISBN: 0-340898550.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70846
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  • COMMAND. by Stockwin, Julian
    Stockwin, Julian
    COMMAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2006). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 7th novel in the Tom Kydd series, which follows his career in the British Royal Navy from pressed man to Master. #641 in the limited edition of 1000 copies, SIGNED on the title page, numbered and stamped. Laid in is a SIGNED promotional postcard and a bookmark. "Thrilled at his first command Thomas Kydd must race to bring his ship to battle readiness.. . But his jubilation does not last long - peace is suddenly declared and Kydd is left ashore on half pay. A rare chance gives him the opportunity to go to sea once again. He sets sail as captain of a convict transport for the…

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    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2006). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 7th novel in the Tom Kydd series, which follows his career in the British Royal Navy from pressed man to Master. #641 in the limited edition of 1000 copies, SIGNED on the title page, numbered and stamped. Laid in is a SIGNED promotional postcard and a bookmark. "Thrilled at his first command Thomas Kydd must race to bring his ship to battle readiness.. . But his jubilation does not last long - peace is suddenly declared and Kydd is left ashore on half pay. A rare chance gives him the opportunity to go to sea once again. He sets sail as captain of a convict transport for the penal colony in New South Wales - and challenges that will test both his seamanship and his humanity to the limit." Nautical chart endpapers, ribbon bookmark bound in. 345 pp. ISBN: 0-340898550.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 70752
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