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  • Bruff, Nancy.
    THE MANATEE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1945. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set against the background of Nantucket at the height of the whaling days - four years after it was published in hardcover, it became the first title to be published in paperback by Harlequin. 251 pp. Striking dust jacket art by William Sharp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket - uncommonly attractive for a book produced 'under wartime conditions.'

    Book ID: 34630
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  • WINTER OF THE WHALE by Carse, Robert; illustrated by Joseph Cellini.
    Carse, Robert; illustrated by Joseph Cellini.
    WINTER OF THE WHALE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - Story of young boys from the Manhanset tribe who change into men as they meet one enemy after another in an attempt to find food for their starving people, illustrated with black and white drawings by Joseph Cellini. Factually accurate book for older children about how the American Indians of the Northeast hunted for whales in the pre-colonial days. Bibliography, list of Algonkian words. 160 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dust jacket (some small chips and creasing to top edge of front cover of dj). A rather hard-to-find title, and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 72349
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  • TO STEAL A KINGDOM: Probing Hawaiian History. by Dougherty, Michael.
    Dougherty, Michael.
    TO STEAL A KINGDOM: Probing Hawaiian History.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    Waimanalo, HI: Island Style Press, (1992.). First edition - Based upon archival sources and previously unpublished materials, this book documents the character and actions of the men who founded the elite which rules Hawaii today. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication (in 1992.) Bibliography, index, notes. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-9633484-0X.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy black illustrated wrappers (inscription, newspaper review laid in)

    Book ID: 65564
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  • IN THE WAKE OF MADNESS: The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon. by Druett, Joan.
    Druett, Joan.
    IN THE WAKE OF MADNESS: The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - On May 25, 1841, the Sharon set out from Fairhaven, Massachusetts for the whaling grounds of the Pacific. During the voyage, the captain was murdered by Pacific Islanders, the remnant of the crew recaptured the ship, but when the ship eventually returned home 3 years later, only four of the original 29 crew members were on board. Prize-winning New Zealand maritime historian Druett tells the story of what really happened on that voyage, drawing on recently discovered journals, in a fascinating look at whaling in general, and the cruelty of life on shipboard at the time - it was during these same years that Herman Melville also shipped…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - On May 25, 1841, the Sharon set out from Fairhaven, Massachusetts for the whaling grounds of the Pacific. During the voyage, the captain was murdered by Pacific Islanders, the remnant of the crew recaptured the ship, but when the ship eventually returned home 3 years later, only four of the original 29 crew members were on board. Prize-winning New Zealand maritime historian Druett tells the story of what really happened on that voyage, drawing on recently discovered journals, in a fascinating look at whaling in general, and the cruelty of life on shipboard at the time - it was during these same years that Herman Melville also shipped out on a whaler, providing the background for his great novels, Typee and Moby Dick. Includes some interesting informationon the roles played by African Americans, including fugitive slaves, and Pacific Islanders on the whaleships. 2 page map and illustrations by Ron Druett, notes, resources, index. 292 pp. ISBN: 1-565123476.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57915
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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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  • 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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