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  • POPE, Dudley
    RAMAGE'S SIGNAL.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Secker & Warburg, 1980. Maroon boards. Review copy for Canada, with the Canadian's distributor's label (Collins) affixed to front free endpaper. Former owner's ink inscription to front pastedown (mostly hidden by jacket flap); else fine. Price-clipped jacket has tiny nick to outer corner, else fine.

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

    Book ID: 19216
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  • JACOBS, W.W.
    SAILORS' KNOTS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Methuen, 1909. Orange pictorial cloth stamped in black, spine gilt lettered. pp (viii), (304) + 45 pp Sept. 1909 catalogue + 12 plates by Will Owen. Light tanning to endpaper & tissue guard at frontispiece (with offset tanning to title leaf); tanning and slight foxing to page edges; spine very lightly darkened; inner hinges cracked but firm: VG+ otherwise, no owner names. Lamerton A13a.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44725
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  • SEA DUTY and other stories of naval action by MARMUR, Jacland
    MARMUR, Jacland
    SEA DUTY and other stories of naval action

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Holt, 1944. Grey cloth. Spine faintly yellowed, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has small chips to ends of lightly tanned spine, VG otherwise. Thirteen short narratives originally published in the Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, Liberty & other magazines. Jacket art and lettering is by Edgard Cirlin (1913-73), Montreal-born commercial artist who studied at Cooper Union under noted jacket artist George Salter. Cirlin was said to be just about the best calligrapher around.

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

    Book ID: 44724
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  • JACOBS, W.W.
    SEA WHISPERS. Illustrated by Bert Thomas

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date (1926). Blue cloth stamped in black. pp 312, (8, ads) + 12 plates. Erasure on front pastedown has caused some paper thinning; private lending library rubber stamp on rear pastedown; a bright, near fine jacketless copy otherwise. 12 short stories, including "The Interruption", which was the basis for the 1955 British crime film noir "Footsteps in the Fog," starring Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons. Lamerton A18a.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44723
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  • SHIP BY HERSELF by JORDAN, Humfrey
    JORDAN, Humfrey
    SHIP BY HERSELF

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1938. Octavo, light blue cloth. Very light damp spotting to covers, yellowing and a bit of foxing to page edges, else fine, bright & tight, no owner names. Dust jacket has a once inch creased and rubbed tear to upper inner corner of front cover internally mended; light yellowing to spine and rear panel, with light dust soiling to rear panel; VG otherwise. "This is the story of a few days in the life of an English mailship alone in the Pacific." Cyclone, a distinguised passenger is found dead.

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

    Book ID: 40120
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  • KENT, Alexander (pseud. of Douglas Reeman)
    SIGNAL- CLOSE ACTION !

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Putnam's, 1974. Blue cloth. Gilt spine lettering dulled, with author hard to read; light rubbing to spine tips; small light pencil erasure to front free endpaper; spine a bit concave; VG otherwise. Price-clipped dust jacket has minute nicks to spine tips; minor rubbing; near fine otherwise, colours bright, no chips or tears.

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

    Book ID: 12267
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  • OXLEY, J. Macdonald
    TERRY'S TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS

    London: T. Nelson, 1903. Blue pictorial cloth stamped in black, white, yellow, red, and gilt. blind device on rear cover, pale green endpapers. pp 186, [6, ads]. Five full-page illustrations in text. Mild rubbing to covers; 1906 ink gift inscription to front pastedown, bit of tanning to free endpapers, text paper a little toned; front inner hinge cracked but firm; else a VG clean, tight & unworn copy of this boy's adventure novel of the immortal combat of the Monitor and the Merrimack in the US Civil War. This copy is an early printing. It was first published in 1899 (dated 1900). Canadian author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 28277
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  • RASCOVICH, Mark
    THE BEDFORD INCIDENT

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Secker and Warburg, 1963. Turquoise boards. Page edges lightly yellowed, else a fine copy. White jacket shows slight yellowing to spine, else fine. flap price intact. A Cold War naval novel, basis of the 1965 film.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hard Cover

    Book ID: 3536
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  • CLOSE, Robert S.
    THE DUPE: A Story of the Sea

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Vanguard Press, 1947. Octavo, yellow boards. Yellowing to pagree edges; tan spot to fore margin of verso of rear free endpaper; VG otherwise, no owner names. Dust jacket has chips, tears, bit of soiling to rear panel; good. Australian author. Precedes the 1948 Australian edition.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36503
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  • THE FORTUNE OF WAR by O'BRIAN, Patrick
    O'BRIAN, Patrick
    THE FORTUNE OF WAR

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1979. Light blue boards. Spine has soft vertical crease, tiny specks to top page edges, very light sunning at head of spine, else fine, no owner names. Price-clipped dust jacket has soft creases at head of spine, else fine. A nice copy of this cheaply made book, the sixth Jack Aubrey / Stephen Maturin novel.

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

    Book ID: 34266
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  • BASSETT, Ronald
    THE GUNS OF EVENING

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macmillan, 1980. Blue boards. Small corner crease to one leaf (pp 95-96); page edges faintly yellowed; else a fine copy, no previous owner names, in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket. A World War I nautical novel and an uncommon book in first edition. Based on the tragedy of the battle-cruiser Invincible, Admiral Hood's flagship and the pride of the RN, blown up 31 May, 1916, during the battle of Jutland. 1026 men were lost, only 6 survived. The novel takes four fictional sailors and traces their lives from before the war to the day of calamity.

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

    Book ID: 13396
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  • KENT, Alexander (pseud. of Douglas Reeman)
    THE INSHORE SQUADRON

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Putnam's, 1979. Blue cloth. Light sunning to extreme edges of covers, else fine in fine jacket. The 12th Richard Bolitho novel. Battle of Copenhagen, 1801.

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

    Book ID: 4441
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  • PATTINSON, James
    THE LIBERATORS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Harrap, 1961. Light blue boards. Text paper lightly yellowed; crease to upper outer corner of pp 213-32; very nearly fine otherwise, no owner names. Dust jacket has some rubbing, creases; VG-, flap price intact. The second Harvey Landon nautical thriller, set mostly in Central America.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 16763
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  • Pope, Dudley
    THE RAMAGE TOUCH

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Secker & Warburg, 1979. Blue boards. Tiny black dot to top page edges, else fine. Small bit of bubbling to surface lamination to rear panel, else fine. Very nice copy of the 10th Ramage novel. Attacking Napoleon's ships in the Mediterranean.

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

    Book ID: 12794
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  • O'BRIAN, Patrick
    "THE RENDEZ-VOUS" and other stories (proof copy)

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Norton, 1994. Beige non-pictorial card covers. Very small light brown spot on rear cover, else fine, no creases, fading, nor names. Published in the UK as COLLECTED SHORT STORIES.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 44726
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  • MASEFIELD, John
    THE TAKING OF THE GRY

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Macmillan, 1934. Red pictorial cloth stamped in black, black top page edges, colour endpaper maps. Light yellowing to page edges and endpapers, else fine and bright, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has small chips and tears, VG otherwise. A nautical adventure novel set on the Eastern Spanish Main.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 24501
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  • MASEFIELD, John
    VICTORIOUS TROY or the Hurrying Angel.

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1935. Red cloth, black top page edges. Light rubbing to foot of spine; fore edges yellowed; tanning to pastedowns from binding materials; else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has rubbing, shallow chips, & short tears to spine tips; red author name on spine slightly sunned; edge tears to panels; two inch corner tear to rear panel internally repaired; good. A sea novel set in the South Pacific in 1922. A full-rigged sailing ship caught in a violent storm is saved by an 18 year old apprentice, based on a true story. Made from the US edition.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 14520
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