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  • A SAILOR'S SWEETHEART by RUSSELL, W. Clark
    RUSSELL, W. Clark
    A SAILOR'S SWEETHEART

    New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1897. A later US edition (first US was in 1880). Original maroon ribbed cloth very tastefully and elaborately decorated in a gilt floral pattern, top edge gilt. Frontispiece and 7 other illustrations inserted. Small ink notation to front pastedown; rubber stamped name to front free endpaper; spine lightly age-darkened, lightly rubbed to tips and joints, gilt just a little dulled; a bright, nearly fine copy otherwise of this handsome edition. Another nautical novel by the author of THE WRECK OF THE GROSVENOR.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11148
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  • POPE, Dudley
    ADMIRAL

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Don Mills, Ontario: Musson, 1982. Blue boards. Fine in fine jacket. Made from plates of the UK first.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Fine, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44721
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  • REEMAN, Douglas
    BADGE OF GLORY

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hutchinson, 1982. Blue boards. Remainder dot to top page edges, else fine in fine jacket. First novel in the series about the Royal Marines and the Blackwood family. Author also writes as "Alexander Kent".

    Condition: Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Fine, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11936
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  • WALLACE, Frederick William
    BLUE WATER. A Tale of the Deep Sea Fishermen.

    Toronto: Musson, 1935. New edition. Blue cloth stamped in gilt. (xii), 322, (2) pp. Spine gilt a bit dulled, page edges yellowed, a good clean and tight jacketless copy, no owner names. A novel of the Atlantic Canada deep sea fishery, this new edition adds a new four page author introduction about changes in the fishery since he first went to sea in 1912. Author's first novel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45857
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  • Pope, Dudley
    BUCCANEER

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Walker, 1984. Black boards. Text paper lightly tanned, as usual, else fine. Dust jacket has orange spine sunned to yellow, as usual, else fine, flap price intact. A nautical adventure novel set in the Caribbean in the 1650's.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44720
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  • "CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS": a story of the Grand Banks by KIPLING, Rudyard
    KIPLING, Rudyard
    "CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS": a story of the Grand Banks

    New York: Century, 1904. Early printing (first was in 1897). Green pictorial cloth stamped in red, black, and gilt, top edges gilt, 21 full page illustrations. Spine just a little darkened, page edges lightly yellowed, ink owner name at front, else a VG+ copy, attractive, clean, unworn. One of the great sea novels, basis of the 1937 film classic starring Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy (Best Actor Academy Award), and Lionel Barrymore.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47675
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  • O'BRIAN, Patrick
    DESOLATION ISLAND

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1978. Grey boards. Fine copy, no owner marks. Price-clipped dust jacket has a bit of bubbling to the surface lamination at top edge of front panel, else fine and bright, no spine sunning. A nice copy of the 5th Aubrey / Maturin novel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 23799
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  • KENT, Alexander
    ENEMY IN SIGHT !

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Putnam's, 1970. Dark maroon cloth, gilt. Small two line private owner rubber stamp on front free enpaper, half-title leaf, and last (blank) page, else fine. Dust jacket has light rubbing at inner and outer corners of front panel, two short tears to rear panel, corner crease to rear flap, VG otherwise, colours bright, flap price intact, attractive. The third Bolitho novel.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38004
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  • GOLDING, William
    FIRE DOWN BELOW

    Edition: First printing

    London: Faber, 1989. Black boards. Canadian publisher's complimentary copy for review, with sheet laid in. Fine in fine jacket. The third volume of his sea trilogy, To the Ends of the Earth.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43210
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  • FORESTER, C.S.
    GOLD FROM CRETE. Ten Stories.

    Edition: First printing

    Boston: Little, Brown, 1970. Two tone blue boards. Soft vertical crease to front free endpaper and first five leaves; slight sunning to dark blue top page edges; VG otherwise. VG jacket is price-clipped; tiny rubbed chips to spint tips; very slight spine darkening. WWII naval adventure stories. UK edition was in 1971.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 2286
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  • H.M.S. SURPRISE by O'BRIAN, Patrick
    O'BRIAN, Patrick
    H.M.S. SURPRISE

    Edition: First US printing

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1973. Blue cloth. Tape stains to free endpapers and to rear pastedown; one very small and not very noticable tape mark to front cover; light sunning to spine tips with a tiny nick to head of spine; covers splayed; VG otherwise, no previous owner names. Jacket has nicks and a bit of rubbing to spine tips, outer corners; three internal tape stains, only one of which shows externally (to the rear flap); else near fine, still quite attactive, colours bright, no chips, clips or tea rs. Third Aubrey/Maturin nautical adventure novel.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11941
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  • FORESTER, C.S.
    HORNBLOWER AND THE HOTSPUR

    Edition: First printing

    London: Michael Joseph, 1962. Blue boards. Page edges tanned, else a VG+ copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks, slight rubbing, to spine ends, VG+ otherwise, flap price intact

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40979
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  • KENT, Alexander (pseud. of Douglas Reeman)
    IN GALLANT COMPANY

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Putnam's, 1977. Light blue cloth, endpaper maps. Small foxing spots to top page edges; minor rubbing to spine tips; tiny white spots to upper spine; else a fine, clean, unworn copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks and small creases to spine tips; minor rubbing; nearly fine, colours bright, flap price intact, no chips or clips.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Near fine, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 12268
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  • LAMB'S MIXED FORTUNES by MAYNARD, Kenneth
    MAYNARD, Kenneth
    LAMB'S MIXED FORTUNES

    Edition: First printing

    London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987. Blue boards. Text paper yellowed, as always; page edges quite tanned; light tanning to rear endpapers; else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket (art by Ian Robertson) has one tiny nick at head of spine, light surface rubbing to panels noticable only with effort, else fine in fine jacket, flap price intact. A nice copy of this cheaply made book. The fourth and last of the Lt. Matthew Lamb nautical novels of the Napoleonic wars, this one posthumously published. Uncommon.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 16271
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  • PATTINSON, James (1915-2009)
    LAST IN CONVOY

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: McDowell, Obolensky, c1957 [1958]. Octavo, blue cloth, blue endpapers. Blue top page edges faded, soft bumps to lower outer corners of covers, else fine, no owner names. Black price-clipped jacket has nicks and rubbhing at spine ends, rubbing to outer corners, VG otherwise. Author's third novel, his break-through book, a tale of nautical suspense. An aged merchant ship is left behind by his convoy crossing the Atlantic during WWII, left an unarmed sitting duck in waters infested with German submarines. Pattinson went on to publish over 100 mystery thrillers.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38552
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  • LIEUTENANT HORNBLOWER by FORESTER, C.S.
    FORESTER, C.S.
    LIEUTENANT HORNBLOWER

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Michael Joseph, 1952. Blue cloth. Light yellowing to endpapers & page edges; minor rubbing to spine tips & lower edges of covers; else fine, no previous owner marks. Price-clipped black dust jacket has slightly tanning, sunning to spine; slight rubbing to folds; nicks and rubbing to spine tips; one inch tear to front panel; VG otherwise, still quite attractive.

    Condition: Book: VG, Dust Jacket: VG, Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 11693
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  • KENT, Alexander (pseud. of Douglas Reeman)
    PASSAGE TO MUTINY

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Putnam's, 1976. Blue-green cloth. Minute foxing to page edges, else a fine copy. Dust jacket has tiny nicks to spine tips, faint scarcely noticable rubbing, else fine, flap price intact. The 10th Bolitho nautical adventure novel.

    Condition: Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Near fine, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 12253
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  • CUNNINGHAM, A.E., editor (Patrick O'Brian)
    PATRICK O'BRIAN: critical essays and a bibliography

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Norton, 1994. Blue boards. pp 176. Erratum slip laid in. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. The bibliography lists British, American, and Canadian editions, dates of publications, original prices, ISBN numbers, and notes some variants. The final section contains excerpts of critical reviews of many of his books.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50756
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  • TAFFRAIL (pseud. of Captain Taprell Dorling, D.S.O., RN, 1883-1963)
    PINCHER MARTIN, O.D. A Story of the Inner Life of the Royal Navy. Illustrated by C. Fleming Williams.

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto / London: Musson / Chambers. Second printing, Nov., 1916 (first was Oct., 1916). Blue cloth lettered and decorated in white. [6], (339) pp + frontispiece and six other full page illustrations. Light spots to rear cover; bit of foxing to page edges and to text early and late; former owner's name and address on front fly leaf; else a VG tight and unworn copy. This is the presumed first Canadian issue, with "Toronto / THE MUSSON BOOK COMPANY / LIMITED" printed above the London title page imprint. It doesn't appear to be rubber stamped as there is a slight impression made in the paper. A World War I nautical novel.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 23300
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  • Pope, Dudley
    RAMAGE AND THE DRUM BEAT.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1967. Red boards. Fine copy.Dust jacket has a very light sticker stain to spine, else fine, flap price intact.. A nice copy of the second Ramage novel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41552
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