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The Winter People: A Return to Cape Cod, Barnard, Charles N.
1 The Winter People: A Return to Cape Cod
Barnard, Charles N.
New York Dodd, Mead 1973 0396067808 / 9780396067801 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in fine condition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean golden cream endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated chapter headings. 173 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A lovely book. Author seeks the beauty of Cape Cod in the winter season, and discovers the people one may see but never know in the summer - the cranberry farmer, the fishing boat captain, the lighthouse keeper, the shellfish warden. Conversationally, they took him in, opened doors on stormy nights, made him understand things that summer people may never see and nevr know about the place they love. 025158

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Away to Cape Breton, Brinley, Gordon
2 Away to Cape Breton
Brinley, Gordon
New York Dodd Mead 1936 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Putnam Brinley, Illustrator 
Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Slight fading at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; tasteful previous owner bookplate on back side of front free endpaper. 266 pages. Color frontis illustration, plus illustrations throughout by Putnam Brinley. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few small shallow chips at top and bottom of spine edge, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An exploration of Cape Breton Island, that fascinating bit of land flung far out into the Atlantic off the northeastern end of Nova Scotia, by the author of "Away to the Gaspe." 8vo. Nova Scotia. 013837

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Chymical Wedding, Clarke, Lindsay
3 The Chymical Wedding
Clarke, Lindsay
London Jonathan Cape 1989 0-224-02537-6 / 9780224025379 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 542 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has hint of wear at spine edges, very short closed tears at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 013179

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The Fiercest Heart, Cloete, Stuart
4 The Fiercest Heart
Cloete, Stuart
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1960 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean and bright orange boards decorated with red and gold dots, clean unfaded black cloth spine with bright orange lettering. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean black endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 435 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), very nice portrait of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This novel tells the story of the great Boer trek of the 1830's in which ten thousand Boers -- men, women and children -- left the security of the Cape Colony and drovethemselves like a spear into the emptiness of Africa, living in their tented wagons, eating the game they shot, marking with the graves of their dead the outspans where they rested, the road with the bleached bones of their livestock. 026525

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The Primal Place, Finch, Robert
5 The Primal Place
Finch, Robert
New York W. W. Norton 1983 0393016234 / 9780393016239 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold author initials on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 243 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, a few tiny closed tears at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A voyage of discovery, a personal odyssey into the nature of a single Cape Cod neighborhood. A rich portrait, beautifully drawn, of a landscape and a community whose essential character lies in their penetrating interface with the sea. 026644

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Traditional Dancing in Scotland, Flett, J.F. and T.M.
6 Traditional Dancing in Scotland
Flett, J.F. and T.M.
Nashville, Tennessee Vanderbilt University Press 1966 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying. BInding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with maps and drawings. With an Appendix "Dancing in Cape Breton Island - Nova Scotia", by F. Rhodes. 313 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has several closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023572

Price: 60.00 USD
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A Celibate's Wife, Flowerdew, Herbert
7 A Celibate's Wife
Flowerdew, Herbert
London / New York John Lane: The Bodley Head 1899 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated (British) binding. Printed by Ballantyne, Hansen & Co., Edinburgh and London. Dark green cloth boards with haunting portrait of woman in brown cape against red, black and blue landscape, white line border and red lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. A few tiny spots of wear at base of spine. Binding is tight, no cracking. Previous owner name and date neatly penned at top corner edge of front free endpaper. Stated "Second Edition" on copyright page, 1899 on title page. 413 pages + 15 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Protected in removable mylar cover. 022224

Price: 50.00 USD
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Jottings From A Cruise, Green, Captain Alfred J.
8 Jottings From A Cruise
Green, Captain Alfred J.
Alan A. Green 1947 Second edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second Edition (November 1947) in original dust jacket with publisher's 12-page brochure summarizing the book laid in. Clean blue pebbled cloth boards with gold ship and seagull decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers (slight browning to edges). No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. 451 pages with Appendix. Dust jacket has wear to folds and edges, short closed edge tears, slight browning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The captain's day by day chronicle of the ill-fated voyage of the British Barque "Mertola" from Cardiff, Wales to Durban South Africa, then around the Cape of Good Hope to the Cape Verde Islands. Following adventures in the Cape Verdes, the voyage proceeds to Brazil and up the mighty Amazon with smuggling and mutiny to add spice to the story. Leaving the Amazon with a badly leaking ship, St. Thomas in the West Indies provides facilities for needed repairs. Then the tranquil waters of the St. Marys River in Florida, where a cargo of lumber is loaded. Then homeward bound for England across the stormy North Atlantic, the hurrican and shipwreck--and the last of the "Mertola." 023933

Price: 35.00 USD
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Death Below Deck, Kiker, Douglas
9 Death Below Deck
Kiker, Douglas
New York Random House 1991 0-679-40022-2 / 9780679400226 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, signed by author. Clean blue-gray boards with clean blue-gray cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED by author on title page: "Best wishes, Doug Kiker - 4/91". Previous owner name neatly stamped at top corner of front free endpaper; no other marks. 229 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A murder mystery set in Cape Cod. 8vo. Mystery. 016645

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Earth Shine, Lindbergh, Ann Morrow
10 Earth Shine
Lindbergh, Ann Morrow
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean blue cloth boards with clean white cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. Slight fading to board edges, very light bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with six color and eight black & white plates. 73 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has a few tiny nicks and very slight edge wear, price clip to front inner flap (edge of price showing). Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Anne Lindbergh and her husband were present at Cape Kennedy before and during the astronauts' first flight into the orbit of the moon and shared the astronauts' last meal on earth before the take-off. In this book, she speaks movingly of the meeting between two generations of explorers, turning back to the time when space-rocket research started. But her main contribution goes beyond eloquent and perceptive reporting. With poetic and moral imagination uniquely her own, she grasps the human implications in the scientific achievement. 7-1/4" x 9-1/4". Space Exploration. 015671

Price: 45.00 USD
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Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer, Lynne Cox
11 Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
Lynne Cox
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2004 0375415076 / 9780375415074 First Hardback Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean gray boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 323 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (24.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Authors extraordinary adventures as a distance swimmer and her mystical relationship with the water. First to swim the Strait of Magellan and the first to swim the Bering Strait, also the first to swim the Cape of Good Hope (a shark emerged from the kelp, its jaws wide open, and was shot as it headed straight for her.) 022326

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Cape Cod Folks, McLean, Sally Pratt
12 Cape Cod Folks
McLean, Sally Pratt
Boston De Wolfe, Fiske & Company 1881 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Brown cloth boards with black decoration, gold title box and lettering on cover, gold title box and black decoration on spine. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and place neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontispiece illustration in black and white. Chapter I heading illustration. 337 pages. 024417

Price: 25.00 USD
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Rounding the Horn, Murphy, Dallas
13 Rounding the Horn
Murphy, Dallas
New York Basic Books, Inc. 2004 0-465-04759-9 / 9780465047598 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Very clean pale orange boards with clean black spine, metallic lettering on spine. Very small bump to one corner tip; no other wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 358 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of Williwaws and Windjammers, Drake, Darwin, murdered missionaries and naked natives -- a deck's eye view of Cape Horn. 8vo. adventure/travel. 015361

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The Sea-Gull Cry, Nathan, Robert
14 The Sea-Gull Cry
Nathan, Robert
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1942 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Green and blue cloth boards with ocean wave illustration on cover, blue lettering and shell design on spine. Light overall foxing. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (some browning at gutters). No names, writing or marks. 214 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top spine edge, a few tiny closed edge tears, some foxing to inside flaps. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A moving love story set in Cape Cod, by the author of "A Portrait of Jennie." 8vo. Fiction. 016180

Price: 35.00 USD
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Curious Creatures, Pinner, Erna
15 Curious Creatures
Pinner, Erna
London Jonathan Cape 1951 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
A lovely book and dust jacket in as new condition, written and illustrated by Erna Pinner. Clean bright orange cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Wonderful illustrations throughout. 256 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. To many of us the curious creatures described so vividly in this book are so unfamiliar as to seem almost incredible. Taking a number of different forms of animal life to illustrate her point in each case, Erna Pinner gives examples of curious behaviour inthe struggle for food, in nest-building, in paternal nursing. She shows us birds that cannot fly and four-footed animals that can; creatures which, either for protection or for aggression, make themselves appear what they are not; creatures living on other creatures; the curious things that can and do come out of an egg, and so much more. 026385

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A Guide to Early American Homes - North, Pratt, Dorothy and Richard
16 A Guide to Early American Homes - North
Pratt, Dorothy and Richard
New York McGraw-Hill 1956 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Blue patterned boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. Thin line of black at lower board near edge from old style mylar cover (now removed) -- no other soiling or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers (narrow black line at base of endpapers from same). No names, writing or bookplates. Profusely illustrated with beautiful photographs throughout. 249 pages with index + 2 pages of photographic credits and "About the Authors". Dust jacket is clean and bright, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), now protected in clean archival quality removable mylar cover. 950 beautiful old houses from Maine to Delaware, from Cape Cod to Wisconsin and Illinois. It includes Sturbridge, Shelburne, Deerfield, and other villages restored by expert and untiring research. 025210

Price: 22.00 USD
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Shipwrecks Around New England, Quinn, William P.
17 Shipwrecks Around New England
Quinn, William P.
1979 Lower Cape Publishing 1984 093697205X / 9780936972053 First Paperback Near Fine 
Fifth printing of the first edition (so stated). Clean large paperback - size approx. 8-1/2" x 11-1/2". No chipping, creasing or curling. All pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Thoroughly illustrated with awesome historical photographs. 230 pages with Bibliography. 027270

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The Big Waves, Ross-Macdonald, Malcolm
18 The Big Waves
Ross-Macdonald, Malcolm
London Jonathan Cape 1962 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Published 1962" on copyright page. Author's first book. Very clean blue boards with silver and black design on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 253 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket (design by Tom Adams) is not price clipped, has very small v-shaped chip at base of front panel (under 1/2" deep by 1/4" at widest point). Small closed edge tears. Author's portrait on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 016109

Price: 125.00 USD
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Two Against Cape Horn, Roth, Hal
19 Two Against Cape Horn
Roth, Hal
New York - London W.W. Norton & Co. 1978 0-393-03223-x / 9780393032239 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Illustrated with Photographs 
Very clean red cloth boards with gilt lettering on beige cloth spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. Illustrated with many beautiful color photographs. 288 pgs. with notes. Clean, bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no tears, chips or creases. Bottom right corner of front inner panel is clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A tale of high adventure at sea in one of the least known parts of the world. 8 Vo. Adventure. 014961

Price: 12.00 USD
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Nancy Shippen:  Her Journal Book - The International Romance of A Young Lady of Fashion of Colonial Philadelphia with Letters to Her and About Her, Shippen, Nancy (Ethel Armes, Editor)
20 Nancy Shippen: Her Journal Book - The International Romance of A Young Lady of Fashion of Colonial Philadelphia with Letters to Her and About Her
Shippen, Nancy (Ethel Armes, Editor)
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1935 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket, Compiled and edited by Ethel Armes. SIGNED by the author/editor, with an author-signed letter also laid in AND some typed press comments on the book by Ethel Armes, Editor. Blue cloth boards with dark blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Book has some browning/fading to edges from reaction from long contact with paper dust jacket (we have now placed the jacket in a clean, archival quality removable mylar cover). There is no fraying or wear to the book; binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Light foxing to map-illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and signed by Ethel Armes on half-title page: "To Elizabeth Grace Armistead with the greetings of her old friend - Ethel Armes - Holiday House, Wellfleet, Cape Cod." Color frontispiece portrait of Nancy Shippen. Illustrated with portraits, facsimiles and prints. Last blank page of book has photo advertisement clipping showing Miss Lucy Armistead Flippin (to whom the book is inscribed) in a Pond's Cold Cream magazine ad, and a clipping about her Charlottesville wedding. 349 pages with index. Jacket is clean, has short closed edge tears, 1" chip at upper spine corner, is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap). 026558

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