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  • Fisher, Leonard Everett
    THE DEATH OF EVENING STAR: The Diary of a Young New England Whaler.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story set back in the days of whaling in New England in 1840. Illustrated with woodcuts by the author.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good+ dustjacket (some rubbing and light wear to the edges.)

    Book ID: 12968
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  • HARPOON IN EDEN. by Mason, E. Van Wyck.
    Mason, E. Van Wyck.
    HARPOON IN EDEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic novel set in Nantucket and New Zealand in the 1830s during the great days of sperm whaling. Promotional book mark laid in. 430 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper, some edgewear to dj, especially at head of spine)

    Book ID: 83986
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  • AHAB'S WIFE or The Star-Gazer. by Naslund, Sena Jeter.
    Naslund, Sena Jeter.
    AHAB'S WIFE or The Star-Gazer.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Morrow, (1999.). A tour-de-force inspired by Melville's Moby Dick, a recreation of 19th century America. Illustrations by Christopher Wormell. 660 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 47737
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  • AHAB'S WIFE or The Star-Gazer. by Naslund, Sena Jeter.
    Naslund, Sena Jeter.
    AHAB'S WIFE or The Star-Gazer.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A tour-de-force inspired by Melville's Moby Dick, a recreation of 19th century America. Illustrations by Christopher Wormell. 668 pp. ISBN: 0-688-171877.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (bookplate.)

    Book ID: 47981
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  • THE PHANTOM WHALE. by Robinson, Warren F.
    Robinson, Warren F.
    THE PHANTOM WHALE.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing, (1937.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Adventure story of two boys who stowaway on a whaling ship as it sets sail from New Bedford, with a captain determined to capture the great whale responsible for the death of his son. 249 pp.

    Condition: Good only in a good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, chips and edgewear to the dj, but the cover illustration of 4 seamen in a whaleboat, one with a spear above his head, is still appealing.).

    Book ID: 53886
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  • MY OWN CAPE COD. by Taber, Gladys.
    Taber, Gladys.
    MY OWN CAPE COD.

    Edition: Family Bookshelf edition.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1971.) dj. Hardcover - Life at Still Cove, overlooking Mill Pond in Orleans on the Cape - including information on the old houses on Cape Cod, whaling, and much more. Illustrated with photographs by John Schram. 251 pp. ISBN: 0-397-007175.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 56827
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  • OUT OF THE ICE. by Turner, Ann.
    Turner, Ann.
    OUT OF THE ICE.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Sydney, London & New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017). "A tense, eerie thriller set in the icy reaches of Antarctica. When environmental scientist Laura Alvarado is sent to a remote Antarctic island to report on an abandoned whaling station, she begins to uncover more than she could ever imagine. Reminders of the bloody, violent past are everywhere. . . in this freezing, lonely landscape there are ghosts everywhere, and Laura wonders if her own eyes can be trusted. Has she been in the ice too long? Back at base, Laura's questions about the whaling station go unanswered, blocked by scientists unused to outsiders." Gradually, though, she pieces together a past and present of cruelty and vulnerability that can be…

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    Sydney, London & New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017). "A tense, eerie thriller set in the icy reaches of Antarctica. When environmental scientist Laura Alvarado is sent to a remote Antarctic island to report on an abandoned whaling station, she begins to uncover more than she could ever imagine. Reminders of the bloody, violent past are everywhere. . . in this freezing, lonely landscape there are ghosts everywhere, and Laura wonders if her own eyes can be trusted. Has she been in the ice too long? Back at base, Laura's questions about the whaling station go unanswered, blocked by scientists unused to outsiders." Gradually, though, she pieces together a past and present of cruelty and vulnerability that can be traced around the world, from Norway, to Nantucket, Europe and Antarctica. 363 pp plus questions for discussion and an excerpt from her first novel, The Lost Swimmer. ISBN: 978-1925030914.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75185
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  • SHALLOWS. by Winton, Tim.
    Winton, Tim.
    SHALLOWS.

    Edition: First US trade paperback printing.

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, (1993.). Winton's first book to be published in the US, winner of the 1984 received the Miles Franklin Award in Australia. A novel about 150 year old whaling industry in Western Australia and the twentieth century protestors who are threatening it. 235 pp. ISBN: 1555971938.

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    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, (1993.). Winton's first book to be published in the US, winner of the 1984 received the Miles Franklin Award in Australia. A novel about 150 year old whaling industry in Western Australia and the twentieth century protestors who are threatening it. 235 pp. ISBN: 1555971938.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 53515
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