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  • Adkins, Jan.
    STORM WITHOUT RAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a young boy who goes sailing in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, and slips through time, where he is befriended by the boy who was his grandfather. Great time travel story, the first full-length work of fiction by this author who is best known for his book, 'The Craft of Sail.' Illustrated by the author. ISBN: 0-316010847.

    Condition: Just about fine in a very good dj (very minor discoloration on dust jacket background) Uncommon, especially in the first printing, and in such good condition.

    Book ID: 23153
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  • ONCE UPON A TIME: A Floating Opera. by Barth, John.
    Barth, John.
    ONCE UPON A TIME: A Floating Opera.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A memoir wrapped in a novel and launched on a sea voyage" - that is, a three day cruise down into the 'Chesapeake triangle." 397 pp. Dust jacket by Steve Snider. ISBN: 0-316-082627.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (ink notations and prev owner's name on rear pastedown.)

    Book ID: 48162
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  • APPRENTICE TO FEAR. by Brinton, Henry.
    Brinton, Henry.
    APPRENTICE TO FEAR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - A bank manager on the Isle of Wight finds his courage and his ethics tested when he receives a phone call saying that his daughter has been kidnapped. A John and Sally Strang mystery, Originally published in the UK under the title "An Ordinary Day," 208 pp. Attractive dust jacket by H. Lawrence Hoffman.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket. (a tight copy but with rather severe toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 59558
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  • JACK IN THE FORECASTLE, or Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale by "by the author of Tales of the Ocean" (Sleeper, John S.)
    "by the author of Tales of the Ocean" (Sleeper, John S.)
    JACK IN THE FORECASTLE, or Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: International Book Company, nd (ca 1890.). Hardcover - According to the preface, this is "a plain and faithful account of the cruises, rambles and adventures of the writer during 8 years of his early life "..1809 to 1817. Illustrated with steel engravings. 452 pp.

    Condition: Good condition overall in dark green stamped cloth with gilt panel on spine. Severe toning to the pages, rear hinge broken, previous owner's name dated 1893.

    Book ID: 51789
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  • "by the author of Tales of the Ocean" (Sleeper, John S.)
    JACK IN THE FORECASTLE, or Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

    Edition: Early printing (copyright 1860)

    Boston: Crosby and Nichols, 1865. Hardcover - According to the preface, this is "a plain and faithful account of the cruises, rambles and adventures of the writer during 8 years of his early life "..1809 to 1817. Illustrated with steel engravings. 452 pp.

    Condition: Very worn condition - the corners and the lower edges of the boards have the cardboard exposed, the lettering on the spine is faded, and the cloth is beginning to tear, with some loss of cloth (about 1/2" at the bottom). The interior has both dampstaining and foxing. However, despite all its flaws, it has a lot of vintage appeal, and can still be read with care.

    Book ID: 3690
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  • SAILING IN A SPOONFUL OF WATER by Coomer, Joe
    Coomer, Joe
    SAILING IN A SPOONFUL OF WATER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A man, a family and a vintage wooden boat" - in 1992, Coomer bought a 60 year old motor sailer and spent the next 4 years learning to master it. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-312-156464.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63810
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  • WILDTRACK. by Cornwell, Bernard.
    Cornwell, Bernard.
    WILDTRACK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First contemporary novel by the author of the Sharpe series, this is a thriller featuring Nicholas Sandman, wounded in the Falklands War, who was told that he would never walk again, never sail again - but who is determined to do both. When he agrees to navigate the yacht Wildtrack, he encounters a web of deceit, corruption and murder. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-39-133755.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (edges beginning to delaminate, now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 45813
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  • WILDTRACK. by Cornwell, Bernard.
    Cornwell, Bernard.
    WILDTRACK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First contemporary novel by the author of the Sharpe series, this is a thriller featuring Nicholas Sandman, wounded in the Falklands War, who was told that he would never walk again, never sail again - but who is determined to do both. When he agrees to navigate the yacht Wildtrack, he encounters a web of deceit, corruption and murder. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-39-133755.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62989
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  • WILDTRACK. by Cornwell, Bernard.
    Cornwell, Bernard.
    WILDTRACK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (1988.). First edition - First contemporary novel by the author of the Sharpe series, this is a thriller featuring Nicholas Sandman, wounded in the Falklands War, who was told that he would never walk again, never sail again - but who is determined to do both. When he agrees to navigate the yacht Wildtrack, he encounters a web of deceit, corruption and murder. 320 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated covers (2 lines bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 44274
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  • Gibbs, Tony
    DEAD RUN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First mystery set in the world of sailing, by an author who has written many non-fiction works in that area.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 7431
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  • FADE TO BLACK. by Gibbs, Tony
    Gibbs, Tony
    FADE TO BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery in the Harbormaster series, set in Santa Barbara, California. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-6025.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 54202
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  • Jacobs, Emma Atkins.
    SMOOTH SAILING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1954. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel for young adults illustrated with drawings by Courtney Allen. A unique association copy, INSCRIBED by the author as follows: "For Mary and Fred, with love from sister Emma, whose professional signature is --- Emma Atkins Jacob. Publication Day, October 28, 1954."

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket with a little wear at the ends of the spine and the folds.

    Book ID: 11829
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  • ONE FELL SLOOP. by Kenney, Susan.
    Kenney, Susan.
    ONE FELL SLOOP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set off the coast of Maine, featuring English professor turned sleuth Roz Howard. 294 pp. Map endpapers of Penobscot Bay. ISBN: 0-670-835374.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 54819
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  • Matheson, Don
    STRAY CAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Summit, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, and the first Charlie Gamble mystery. Charlie, a dropout from the world of computer sales, is subsidizing his life aboard his sailboat by doing odd jobs around Boston Harbor. ISBN: 0-671-641123.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 18807
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  • THE SEA SPRITE. by McIlvaine, Jane S.
    McIlvaine, Jane S.
    THE SEA SPRITE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Philadelphia: Macrae Smith. (1952) dj. Hardcover - "Callie Pritchard has everything most girls dream about - good looks, a family with wealth and social position, a convertible and a sailboat of her own. The summer at Pritchards Point should have been gloriously carefree and spiced with romance. But somehow Callie finds, the privileged life she has led hasn't made her the sort of girl she wants to be." 188 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (a few short edge tears to the dj)

    Book ID: 66731
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  • THE SUNKEN SAILOR. by Moyes, Patricia.
    Moyes, Patricia.
    THE SUNKEN SAILOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Crime Club by Collins, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second mystery feauturing Chief Inspector Henry Tibbett and his wife, Emmy, who have been invited on a sailing vacation with some new friends, on a quiet part of the Suffolk coast. However, when Henry is told of a recent "accidental" death on a sandbar, he suspects that there is more to it. As Emmy exclaims "Oh Henry, not again! Can we have a single holiday in peace?" Quite aside from the mystery, this book contains some great descriptions of sailing, and learning about sailing (just as the first book in this series had about skiing). 256 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, some foxing to the fore-edge of the textblock, minor edgewear to dj, price-clipped) Overall a decent copy of a book which is quite hard to find in the first edition.

    Book ID: 71789
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  • DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN. by Moyes, Patricia.
    Moyes, Patricia.
    DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second mystery featuring Chief Inspector Henry Tibbett and his wife Emmy, set in a tiny quiet town on the River Berry is southeast England. 252 pp.

    Condition: Fair in a fair dust jacket (usual very severe age-toning to the pages, slight spine slant, some creasing and wear to the dj)

    Book ID: 58868
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  • DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN. by Moyes, Patricia.
    Moyes, Patricia.
    DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second mystery featuring Chief Inspector Henry Tibbett and his wife Emmy, set in a tiny quiet town on the River Berry is southeast England. 252 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket (usual severe age-toning to the pages, some rubbing to the dj, especially at the sides of the spine and the folds, other minor edgewear)

    Book ID: 58948
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  • SHIP A-HOYDEN. by Muller, Charles G.
    Muller, Charles G.
    SHIP A-HOYDEN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: W. A. Wilde Company, (1946) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young adult novel centering around a summer of yacht racing in Long Island Sound. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and four interior drawings by Henry Moore Picken. 292 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in green cloth with gilt lettering in a dust jacket with some light edgewear. Dampness caused some bleeding from the back cover affecting the dj, but it is otherwise a tight and clean copy of a rather uncommon book.

    Book ID: 71456
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  • ALL TAUT or Rigging the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #5. by Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    ALL TAUT or Rigging the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #5.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1898 (c 1886). Hardcover - The fifth book in this series which focuses on the reformatory effects of getting boys at Beech Hill Industrial School involved in a boat building project. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and 2 glossy internal plates. 339 pp plus 10 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine, black, gilt and cream illustrations. Missing the front endpaper, but otherwise a tight and straight copy, bright and attractive covers.

    Book ID: 76035
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  • STEM TO STERN or Building the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #4. by Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    STEM TO STERN or Building the Boat, The Boat Builder Series #4.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers, (c 1885). Hardcover - The fourth book in this series which focuses on the reformatory effects of getting boys at Beech Hill Industrial School involved in a boat building project - a story of adventure on Lake Champlain and its shores, but one which also incorporates many facts about boats and boat building. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and 2 glossy internal plates. 324 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine, black, gilt and cream illustrations. Missing the front endpaper, but otherwise a tight and straight copy, bright and attractive covers.

    Book ID: 76036
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  • ALL ADRIFT or The Goldwing Club, The Boat Builder Series #1. by Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    Optic, Oliver (pseudonym of William Taylor Adams, 1822-1897),
    ALL ADRIFT or The Goldwing Club, The Boat Builder Series #1.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston & New York: Lee and Shepard Publishers, (c 1882). Hardcover - The first book in this series which focuses on the reformatory effects of getting boys at Beech Hill Industrial School involved in a boat building project - a story of adventure on Lake Champlain and its shores, but one which also incorporates many facts about boats and boat building. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece, illustrated title page and 1 glossy internal plate (although the title page refers to 8 illustrations, there is no list of illustrations or signs that any are missing.) 340 pp. plus 9 pp publisher's ads. Both the list at the front and in the ads at the back include all 6 titles in this series.

    Condition: Good overall in embossed dark green cloth with gilt panels on the front cover and spine (front hinge starting, sticker on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 76292
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  • OUTERBRIDGE REACH. by Stone, Robert.
    Stone, Robert.
    OUTERBRIDGE REACH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel of the sea, involving a long distance race, nominated for the National Book award. SIGNED on the half title page. Rockwell Kent illustration on title page and dustjacket. Map endpapers. 409 pp. ISBN: 0-395-587816.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62357
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  • OUTERBRIDGE REACH. by Stone, Robert.
    Stone, Robert.
    OUTERBRIDGE REACH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of the sea, involving a long distance race, nominated for the National Book award. Rockwell Kent illustration on title page and dustjacket. Map endpapers. 409 pp. ISBN: 0-395-587816.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39537
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  • Stone, Robert.
    OUTERBRIDGE REACH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel of the sea, involving a long distance race, nominated for the National Book award. SIGNED on the title page. Rockwell Kent illustration on title page and dustjacket. Map endpapers. 409 pp. ISBN: 0-395-587816.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 23754
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  • THE ARK OF THE MARINDOR. by Targan, Barry
    Targan, Barry
    THE ARK OF THE MARINDOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Denver: MacMurray & Beck. (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "morally complex and dramatic nautical adventure" by this award-winning author. SIGNED on the half tiitle page. 234 pp. ISBN: 1878448803.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64234
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