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Captain Martha Mary, Abbott, Avery
1 Captain Martha Mary
Abbott, Avery
New York Century Co. 1912 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original jacket, decorated binding. "Published April 1912" on copyright page, 1912 on title page. Clean green cloth boards (decorated binding with yellow and brown sunflower decoration on cover). No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Beautifully penned brief previous owner inscription dated 1919 on front free endpaper. 211 pp. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Original illustrated jacket has a few small chips, very light soiling, 1.00 net price on cover and spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019577

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Footprints of Travel - Or, Journeying in Many Lands, Ballou, M. M.
2 Footprints of Travel - Or, Journeying in Many Lands
Ballou, M. M.
Boston Ginn & Company 1903 later printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding - yellow cloth boards with tall palm trees, pyramids and camel riders on cover, giraffe and palm tree on spine. Tiny spots of wear to spine ends. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks (previous owner name in very light pencil on front free endpaper). Frontispiece portrait of Captain Cook. Illustrated with many nice engravings throughout. 472 pages. A journey to many fantastic places around the world, from Yosemite Valley in California to the Alhambra in Spain and beyond. 026198

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3 In The Men's House
Barkalow, Captain Carol
Poseidon Press 1990 0-671-67312-2 / 9780671673123 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with gray cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, binding is tight & square, pages are bright and clean. 283 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 004922

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Winter People: A Return to Cape Cod, Barnard, Charles N.
4 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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Everywhere I Roam, Burman, Ben Lucien
5 Everywhere I Roam
Burman, Ben Lucien
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1949 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with green title box, silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Slight browning to inner edges of endpapers. Illustrated with drawings by Alice Caddy. 304 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel with an unforgettable character, Captain Asa, the Cumberland mountaineer who travels about the South in his trailer, trying to find a haven in a disturbed world where he can get back to the good old times and keep his straying children safe at his side. Rich in humor, warm, and philosophic, EVERYWHERE I ROAM is at the same time full of subtle irony as it presents a brilliant pageant of southern life and, indeed, American life. 025119

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Adventures of An African Slaver - Being a True Account of the Life of Captain Theodore Canot, Trader in Gold, Ivory & Slaves on the Coast of Guinea: His Own Story As Told in the Year 1854 to Brantz Mayer, Canot, Captain Theodore
6 Adventures of An African Slaver - Being a True Account of the Life of Captain Theodore Canot, Trader in Gold, Ivory & Slaves on the Coast of Guinea: His Own Story As Told in the Year 1854 to Brantz Mayer
Canot, Captain Theodore
Cleveland / New York World Publishing 1942 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Tower Books Edition in clean dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers (slight tanning) - no names, writing or bookplates. Red top-stained page edges on all three sides. Edited with an Introduction by Malcolm Cowley. 376 pages. Clean dust jacket has some very shallow edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026700

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Captain Cut-throat, Carr, John Dickson
7 Captain Cut-throat
Carr, John Dickson
New York Harper & Brothers 1955 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 306 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, with mere hint of edge wear and very slight superficial rubbing near base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 009611

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Sails and Whales, Chippendale, Captain H. A.
8 Sails and Whales
Chippendale, Captain H. A.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1951 Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
A beautiful copy in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with black lettering and small whale design on both cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-decorated endpapers; very small previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. NIce frontispiece photo portrait of Captain Harry Allen Chippendale. With an introduction by Henry Beetle Hough. 231 pages with glossary of nautical terms. Clean bright dust jacket designed by Samuel Bryant is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, with two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. PErsonal story of one of the most romantic of man's exploits, told with all the salt on the decks and the wind whistling through the lines. The biography of a man of vigor and courage who survived to serve on the seas with daring and distinction in three wars, and has retained the flavor of his varied and dangerous life. 026788

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Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers), Clevenger, Cloyd P.
9 Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers)
Clevenger, Cloyd P.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1941 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Clayton Knight, Illustrator Signed
A piece of history, this book was apparently used in training at the Pecos Army Air Field in 1942 when pilots were being trained as aviators for World War II. It is inscribed and signed by the author, and by instructors, navigators, radio navigators, captains and by many of the young flyers from P.A.A.F. on margins of pages throughout the book, most of them designating their rank and role. (I counted 100 signatures). Author's inscription on the half-title page reads: "To Johnny Brugler from the author Captain Cloyd Clevenger. I am about to leave on a ferry trip to the Far East. Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did writing it. - Miami, Fla. Oct. 16, 1942." The author was a veteran million miler pilot, instructor of flying and aerobatics, holder of C.A.A. Pilot License 141, Air Line Pilot, Test Pilot, and author of "Flight Manual" as well as this book. The book is well illustrated throughout by Clayton Knight. It thoroughly covers flight, aeronautic maneuvers, forced landings, motors and their problems and care, accurate landings, flying cross country and more. 294 pages with index. Book is hardcover (blue cloth boards with black cloud decoration and lettering on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine). Tiny spot of wear to one spine corner. Binding is tight and square, hinges are solid, pages are clean. Pecos Army Air Field, activated on July 11, 1942, while still under construction, first served in the Army Air Forces West Coast Training Center (later the Western Flying Training Command) as a basic pilot school. The field was redesignated an advanced pilot school (twin-engine) on December 29, 1943, and had four auxiliary fields. PAAF was placed on "temporary standby" status on May 1, 1945, and was never again an active military installation. Originally the Pecos Municipal Airport, the field initially included 400 acres located three miles south and slightly west of Pecos. Proceeds of a $10,000 bond issue authorized in a special election on September 14, 1940, were used for land purchase. The site was cleared, fenced, and graded under a WPA contract. As the war in Europe intensified, the desire of Pecos residents for a military base increased. Efforts were unsuccessful, however, until the attack on Pearl Harbor galvanized the army air forces into launching a training program, first for 50,000 and then for 70,000 pilots. At that time, Pecos was chosen as one of five new training fields. (from PECOS ARMY AIRFIELD, by James L. Colwell). 026503

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Gulf Stream North, Conrad, Earl
10 Gulf Stream North
Conrad, Earl
Sagaponack, NY Second Chance Press 1980 0933256132 / 9780933256132 re-issue Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 253 pp. Jacket is clean, not price clipped (12.50 on front inside flap), has short closed edge tears, small crease at top front panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story of a white captain and negro crew aboard a ship, searching the sea for their livelihood and battling the sea for their lives. 019998

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11 Your Life in the Atom World
Craige, Captain John Houston
Stamford, CT Stamford House (A Pony Book) 1946 First Paperback Very Good 
160 pgs. VG Clean paperback (a little light rubbing to cover). Light wear at spine bottom & edges. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Pages are clean, but there is some underlining of text.Atomic Age. 003769

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Treasures of Asshur, Dallas, Captain Oswald
12 The Treasures of Asshur
Dallas, Captain Oswald
Cleveland, OH The World Syndicate 1929 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean book in original jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, clean endpapers (neatly penned previous owner inscription on blank flyleaf). 286 pages. Clean color illustrated jacket has some shallow chipping at upper edge, mostly at spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022993

Price: 18.00 USD
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The Gentle Captain, Davis, Kennard
13 The Gentle Captain
Davis, Kennard
New York Rinehart & Co. 1955 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket David Cobb, Illustrator 
Clean blue cloth boards with light blue illustration on cover, light blue lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one spine corner; no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small neat previous owner inscription on front free endpaper; no other marks. 175 pgs. Drawings by David Cobb. Dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, with hint of slightest soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's first book; a full-bodied sea story which captures the atmosphere and magnetic attraction of shipboard life aboard a cargo steamer. 8vo. Fiction. 015193

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Captain Macklin, Davis, Richard Harding
14 Captain Macklin
Davis, Richard Harding
New York Charles Scribner 1902 First Hardcover Very Good minus no dust jacket Walter Appleton Clark, Illustrator 
First Edition, published September 1902. Clean decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram of Walter Appleton Clark in lower left corner of illustration on cover). Upper right corner of front board is bumped. Unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, very slight surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean endpapers - no names,writing or bookplates. Gilt upper text block edges. Illustrated by Walter Appleton Clark (seven illustrations including frontispiece with tissue guard). 329 pages. 026625

Price: 15.00 USD
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Beyond the Capes, Dodge, Ernest S.
15 Beyond the Capes
Dodge, Ernest S.
Boston - Toronto Little Brown & Co. 1971 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Slight fading to edges at top and bottom of spine, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with Central Pacific map; no writing or marks. Illustrated with portraits and maps. 429 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, some rubbing and surface wear to rear spine vertical edge with a few tiny holes to paper, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Pacific Exploration from Captain Cook to the Challenger (1776-1877). 8vo. adventure/travel. 014210

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1600 Years Under the Sea: An Adventure in Marine Archaeology, Falcon-Barker, Captain Ted
16 1600 Years Under the Sea: An Adventure in Marine Archaeology
Falcon-Barker, Captain Ted
New York David McKay 1960 First Hardcover Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying, hint of slightest soiling to upper board edges and some staining to upper text block page edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean with map-illustrated endpapers; previous owner name and date neatly penned at top edge of front paste down. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. 225 pages with index. Dust jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has a few tiny closed edge tears, very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating chronicle that combines the lure of diving with that of archaeological research. The ancient Greek city of Epidauros lying under the surface of the Adriatic just off the Dalmatian coast was the goal of a group of young English men and women led by Captain Te Falcon-Barker and his wife Bel. 028000

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Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea, Ford, Corey
17 Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea
Ford, Corey
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1929 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book and dust jacket, with crazy and cute publicity photos from the publisher laid in. The back of each photo has typed commentary pasted on back of photo. Book is very clean brown cloth boards with gray leettering and small fish decoration on cover, gray lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Illustrated with 34 spoofy photographs. 206 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright, not price clipped, has numerous tiny edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "The Almost Incredible Autobiography of Capt. Ezra Triplett's Seafaring Daughter." In 1929 silent-film actress Joan Lowell published an autobiography, Cradle of the Deep, detailing a childhood spent adventuring around the South Seas as a sea captain's daughter. It was almost immediately proved to be bunkum (by, among other things, statements from her former neighbors, who remembered her actual childhood in Berkeley, California). Humorist Corey Ford published this spoof within months, "Salt Water Taffy." Tucked into this copy of Taffy are a few publicity photos from the publisher. Note that the stock model in the photo bears a striking resemblance to Lowell. Even though "Cradle of the Deep" was proven to be a work of fiction, RKO Pictures made a "documentary" based on the work, 1934's "Adventure Girl." Lowell starred in it. It was her last picture before she left the industry to get married...to a sea-captain, with whom she had a few real-life seafaring adventures. Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction, or fiction strives to be truth! 026091

Price: 150.00 USD
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Jack Holborn, Garfield, Leon
18 Jack Holborn
Garfield, Leon
New York Pantheon 1965 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Antony Maitland, Illustrator 
First Edition in clean original unclipped jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with black compass decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 250 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), unchipped, with one short closed edge tear at base of rear panel (under 1"), light rubbing to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A young stowaway finds that his fate is strangely bound up with pirates on the ship, as the enigmatic Captain claims to know the secret of his parentage. An exotic and adventurous tale along the lines of "Treasure Island." This was the author's first book. 018965

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Headwaters of the Mississippi - Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca, Glazier, Captain Willard
19 Headwaters of the Mississippi - Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca
Glazier, Captain Willard
Chicago / New York Rand McNally & Company 1893 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Copyright date 1892; date on title page 1893. Decorated dark blue-green cloth boards with gold and silver illustration on cover (map of Lake Glazier and Lake Itasca), gold shield title box and Indian paddling canoe on spine, black lakes map illustration on rear board. Beveled board edges. Slight wear to corners and spine edges. Light soiling (a few very tiny spots). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean with clean floral endpapers; neatly ink-stamped previous owner name on blank front fly leaf. Frontis portrait of Willard Glazier with tissue guard. 527 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates, map. Beautiful solid book. 024484

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Captain's Table, Gordon, Richard
20 The Captain's Table
Gordon, Richard
New York Harcourt Brace 1954 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean beige paper-covered boards with red lettering on spine. Slight bump to base of spine, no fraying or wear, corner tips all nice and sharp. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Previous owner name and address neatly penned on front free endpaper, as well as same owner's ink-stamp marking, otherwise all pages and edges are clean. 224 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), no chips, one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. By the author of "Doctor in the House" and "Doctor at Sea", here are more hilarious doings aboard a cruise ship. 027101

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