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  • THE BOUNTY: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty. by Alexander, Caroline.
    Alexander, Caroline.
    THE BOUNTY: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - A thoroughly researched but deftly and entertainingly written account of one of the 'best known' mutinies in English sea-faring history. By using original documents - including the wills, letters and diaries of figures not obviously connected with the events - Alexander sheds an entirely new light on this event. Illustrated with photographs. Extensive notes and bibliography, index. 491 pp. ISBN: 0-670-03133x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65149
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  • THE POLYNESIAN JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN HENRY BYAN MARTIN, R.N. by Martin, Captain Henry Byan, R.N.
    Martin, Captain Henry Byan, R.N.
    THE POLYNESIAN JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN HENRY BYAN MARTIN, R.N.

    Edition: First printing.

    Salem, MA: Peabody Museum, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - Martin was in command of the H.M.S. Grampus - 50 guns at Hawaii and on station in Tahiti and the Society Islands, August 1846 to August 1847. Illustrated with 21 paintings in color and numerous black and white drawings by the author. Foreword by Nigel Davies. Notes, index. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-87577-0606.

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

    Book ID: 4135
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  • SECRET CARGO: The Story of Larry Mathews and His Dog Sambo, Forecastle Mates on the Tramp Steamer "Creole Trader", New Orleans to the South Seas. by Pease, Howard.
    Pease, Howard.
    SECRET CARGO: The Story of Larry Mathews and His Dog Sambo, Forecastle Mates on the Tramp Steamer "Creole Trader", New Orleans to the South Seas.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (ca 1950, c 1931) dj. SIGNED hardcover - An early novel by Pease, a mystery and adventure story for older boys, set on a tramp cargo freighter and in Tahiti, SIGNED on the front endpaper with the words "best wishes" and dated 1961. Illustrated by Paul Q. Forster. 272 pp. Laid in is a mimeographed single sheet folded of tan paper with the front cover announcing "Howard Pease Day, July 27, 1961, Palo Alto, California, and a mimeographed half sheet with the lyrics for a song in Pease's honor. . The schedule for the day appears inside with Pease giving a speech "My adventures become your books." Signed books by Pease are fairly uncommon, even without this scarce bit of ephemera.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (some toning to the front endpaper, edgewear to the dj, with a few small chips at the top of the spine) .

    Book ID: 68595
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