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  • DARK MONDAY: Stories. by Baker, Kage.
    Baker, Kage.
    DARK MONDAY: Stories.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    San Francisco & Portland: Night Shade Press, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of dark fantasy stories by the author of The Company novels. Includes an original novella featuring pirate captain Henry Morgan, 'The Maid on the Shore.' 231 pp. ISBN: 978-1597800518.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66889
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  • Carse, Robert.
    GREAT VENTURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1952.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Story writtten for young adults of the ill-fated attempt of the Scots to found a colony in Central America: New Caledonia, a story of heroism, of a young Scotch Laird and his friendship with a Guarani Indian boy, of sickness, pirates, and danger on land and sea. Illustrated with drawings by Christine Price. 239 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (dustjacket has a tape repair the upper edge, discoloration on flaps and endpapers from tape.) Contents are very clean, binding is tight. Back cover of dustjacket advertises Heinlein's The Rolling Stones.

    Book ID: 33419
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  • (Greenaway, Kate.) Harte, Bret.
    THE QUEEN OF THE PIRATE ISLE.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    London: Universal Books LTD. (1989.) dj. Hardcover - A fascimile from the original publication of 1885. Illustrations with a vintage appeal, delicately colored paintings by Kate Greenaway. Large format. ISBN: 0-86441-0182.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26471
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  • THE SEA BEGGARS. by Holland, Cecelia.
    Holland, Cecelia.
    THE SEA BEGGARS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel set in 16th century Netherlands, a peaceful, prosperous and tolerant world until King Philip II of Spain orders his army to purge the land of heretics, extending the reach of the Inquisition. SIGNED on the title page. 305 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Braldt Bralds. ISBN: 0-394-504062.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61657
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  • Hughes, Richard.
    HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Time, Inc, (1963.). Reissue of this classic novel, originally published in 1929 and considered one of the best novels ever written about childhood and possibly an influence on such later novels as Golding's Lord of the Flies, with a new introduction by the author. Set in the late 19th century, this is both a poetic and an ironic account of seven young children, on their way to school in England after a hurricane destroyed their home in Jamaica, who wind up on a pirate ship. xiv, 241 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 41303
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  • HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA in 'Life and Letters' August 1929, Vol. III, No.15. by Hughes, Richard (edited by Desmond MacCarthy.)
    Hughes, Richard (edited by Desmond MacCarthy.)
    HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA in 'Life and Letters' August 1929, Vol. III, No.15.

    Edition: First appearance in print of this work.

    London: Life and Letters, 1929. First edition - The first publication of this classic novel, considered one of the best novels ever written about childhood and possibly an influence on such later novels as Golding's Lord of the Flies. Set in the late 19th century, this is both a poetic and an ironic account of seven young children, on their way to school in England after a hurricane destroyed their home in Jamaica, who wind up on a pirate ship. As explained in the editorial by MacCarthy, it had been the intent of this literary journal to devote an entire issue to one controversy or one work - but the editors wanted to be sure that such a work…

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    London: Life and Letters, 1929. First edition - The first publication of this classic novel, considered one of the best novels ever written about childhood and possibly an influence on such later novels as Golding's Lord of the Flies. Set in the late 19th century, this is both a poetic and an ironic account of seven young children, on their way to school in England after a hurricane destroyed their home in Jamaica, who wind up on a pirate ship. As explained in the editorial by MacCarthy, it had been the intent of this literary journal to devote an entire issue to one controversy or one work - but the editors wanted to be sure that such a work would be one of 'unusual merit and originality.' and they felt this novel by Hughes met their requirements. Rather than serializing the novel, they increased the length of the periodical and shortened the novel somewhat so the entire story could be presented in one issue - preceding the publication in book format by Chatto and Windus, but as MacCarthy stated 'no one who reads this abbreviated version can fail to want to possess the book.' pp 82-242. Advertisements.

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    Condition: Fair condition only in red and tan wrappers (spine slant, some soiling to the covers and edges of textblock, previous owner's name on front cover.) Nevertheless, quite uncommon and interesting,

    Book ID: 38614
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  • Knipe, Emilie Benson and Alden Arthur Knipe
    THE SHADOW CAPTAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1925) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An account of the activities of one Christopher Rousby in the town of New Yorke during several months of the year of our Lord 1703; the narrative compiled from notes gathered and set down by Launcelot Dove, one time chief lieutenant to the famous Captain William Kidd. These, together with facts not well known to history, are here set forth." Full color frontispiece tipped in. 347 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket. Uncommon in the first edition and in this condition.

    Book ID: 68798
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  • SILVER: Return to Treasure Island. by Motion, Andrew,
    Motion, Andrew,
    SILVER: Return to Treasure Island.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crown, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - HIghly acclaimed sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, set 40 years later as the children of Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver return to the island to find the treasure left behind by their parents. One review commented that former poet laureate Motion "reinvented Stevenson's world to reveal its dark underside, illuminating both its mysterious beauty and its grim immortality." 402 pp. ISBN: 978-0307884879.

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

    Book ID: 63900
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  • CLIPPERTON: A History of the Island the World Forgot. by Skaggs, Jimmy M.
    Skaggs, Jimmy M.
    CLIPPERTON: A History of the Island the World Forgot.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Walker, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating account of 'one of the most obscure, isolated and unpleasant places one earth.' The island itself, less than 4 square miles in size, is a treasure of flora and fauna, due mainly to its isolation - but it has also been the subject of international intrigue, some settlements especially during the great guano rush of the 19th century, visited by pirates, the US Navy during World War II, and in more modern times by ham radio operators and scientists. The human occupation included rape, murder and other atrocities, and the habitat of the island was altered many times by its invaders - but in the end, it wa…

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    New York Walker, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating account of 'one of the most obscure, isolated and unpleasant places one earth.' The island itself, less than 4 square miles in size, is a treasure of flora and fauna, due mainly to its isolation - but it has also been the subject of international intrigue, some settlements especially during the great guano rush of the 19th century, visited by pirates, the US Navy during World War II, and in more modern times by ham radio operators and scientists. The human occupation included rape, murder and other atrocities, and the habitat of the island was altered many times by its invaders - but in the end, it wa the land crabs who survived. Photographs, 318 pp with bibliography and index. ISBN: 0-8027-10905.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65410
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