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ROBINSON CRUSOE

by Daniel Defoe

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Published
1993
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Fine
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780679428190
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This is a beautiful copy of Robinson Crusoe, published as a luxury edition by Everyman's Library Children's Classics (Knopf) in 1993. This is the second printing; it is beautifully printed and bound, produced in Germany. It is about a castaway who spends 28 years on a tropical desert island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals and mutineers before… Read more
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THE NOOSE OF LAURELS

by Wally Herbert

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Published
1989
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780340412763
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$25.37

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This is a first edition of The Noose of Laurels, The Discovery of the North Pole, published in 1989. It is both a valuable addition to Arctic history, and a gripping adventure story. Who was the first to reach the North Pole: Frederick Cook or Robert Peary? Or did neither? This book provides a plausible answer. After the British… Read more
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FOREST RANGER AHOY!

by Michael Coney

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Published
1983
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780919931008
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The west coast of Canada has an unusual navy. Since 1911, the wooden ships of the British Columbia Forest Service have sailed the seas and channels of 16,000 mile coastline, and this book tells the story of those ships. It talks about the men, the forests, their jobs and their famous boats. This book was published in… Read more
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EMPEROR OF THE NORTH

by James Raffan

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Published
2007
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780002007832
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This is a stated first edition of Emperor of the North: Sir George Simpson and the Remarkable Story of the Hudson's Bay Company. Canada, and North America, cannot be understood without discussing the influence of the Hudson's Bay Company, which once covered 1/12th of the world's land, and remains the world's oldest retailer. It played a huge … Read more
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THE COMMANDING SEA: SIX VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY

by Clare Francis, Warren Tute

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Published
1981
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780720713077
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This is ex-library, but it's a lovely book, in excellent condition. You can easily remove all of the library fittings. In the 1970s, British writer Clare Francis made six ocean voyages, which were documented by the BBC. This is the companion book to that. In addition, it includes essays by experts on specific aspects of the sea, … Read more
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BYRON OF THE WAGER

by Peter Shankland

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Published
1975
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780002160568
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$21.15

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This is a first edition of Byron of the Wager, written by the British historian Peter Shankland in 1975. The wreck of the Wager stands next to the mutiny on the Bounty as one of the most powerful and gripping stories in maritime history. The HMS Wager was a square-rigged Royal Navy ship of 28 guns, which was detailed to accompany George Anson in… Read more
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THE BRITISH SEAFARER

by Michael Mason, Basil Greenhill, Robin Craig

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Published
1980
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780563178521
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$25.37

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In 1980, the National Maritime Museum (British) and the BBC collaborated to produce a radio series on the history of the British Seafarer. From that, the writers of that series published a book. The British Seafarer is a lavishly illustrated history of sailors. It shows what they saw, and includes their thoughts about their life and profession, in their … Read more
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OVER THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

by Laurence Bergreen

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Published
2003
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780066211732
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$50.75

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Ferdinand Magellan's daring 60,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and adventure. Biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this ground-breaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would navigate the oceans, and world history. "Prodigious research, sure-footed prose… Read more
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ITALIAN FOLK TALES

by ITALO CALVINO

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Published
1992
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780156454896
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$59.21

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This is a stated first edition of Italian Folk Tales, the best-selling collection selected and retold by the Italian author Italo Calvino (1923-1985). The English translation was first published in 1980 and it was on the New York Times Top Ten Best Books list for that year. It is 200 tales, of fantasy and mystery, romance and… Read more
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KING SOLOMON'S MINES, SHE, ALLAN QUATERMAIN

by H RIDER HAGGARD

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Published
1979
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780706410624
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$38.06

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This is three books from the Allan Quatermain series written by the English author H Rider Haggard (1856-1925). Quatermain, who has been portrayed numerous times in film and television, is an English big game hunter and trader in southern Africa, who supports colonial efforts to 'spread civilization in the dark continent'. Three of the best-known books of the series are in… Read more
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GUY MANNERING & QUENTIN DURWARD, Matching Set

by SIR WALTER SCOTT

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Published
1912
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Near Fine
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$67.66

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Two books by Sir Walter Scott, published in 1912 by Thomas Nelson & Sons, 4 1/4" x 6 1/14", bound in navy blue leatherette with plain covers and a brilliant gold design and lettering on the spine. QUENTIN DURWARD & GUY MANNERING The first is 568 pages, the second 532. The previous owner wrote her name on the front… Read more
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JACK LONDON: NOVELS & STORIES

by JACK LONDON

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Published
1982
Condition
Fine
Edition
2nd Printing
ISBN
9780940450059
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This is a second printing of the classics series published by Library of America. It is a collection of the works of the great American writer Jack London (1876-1916). It is London's three most famous novels: White Fang, Call of the Wild and The Sea-Wolf, plus 13 short stories. 1020 pages, including notes and maps (by the Canadian… Read more
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THE ROMANTIC CHALLENGE

by SIR FRANCIS CHICHESTER

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Published
1972
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First US
ISBN
9780304938698
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$54.98

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This is a copy of the first American edition of The Romantic Challenge, by the famed pioneering British aviator, cartographer and sailor Sir Francis Chichester (1901-1972). He was knighted for becoming the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route and the fastest circumnavigator, in nine months and one day overall… Read more
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THE PRIVATE LIFE OF DR WATSON

by Michael Hardwick

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Published
1983
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780525242055
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This is a stated first edition of The Private Life of Dr. Watson: Being the Personal Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.In which Dr Watson relates the story of his life and adventures before meeting Sherlock Holmes. Written by English author, and Holmes specialist, Michael Hardwick (1924-1991), this memoir has Watson recalling his shaky childhood in Scotland, his… Read more
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THE FINAL ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

by Peter Haining, Arthur Conan Doyle

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Published
1981
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
ISBN
9780890094075
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This is a first printing of the The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, edited by the British author Peter Haining (1940-2007) and published in 1981. This is 'completing the canon': it is previously-undiscovered poems, plays and stories collected and edited by Haining. This collection contains: The Truth about Sherlock Holmes, The Mystery of Uncle Jeremy's Household,… Read more
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LET THE SEA MAKE A NOISE

by Walter A McDougall

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Published
1993
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780465051526
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This is a first edition (I think--see image 5) of Let the Sea Make a Noise, A History of the North Pacific from Magellan to MacArthur, written by the American Historian Walter McDougall. From a review: In this exceptionally innovative work, Walter McDougall projects on a large screen four hundred years of exciting voyages of discovery, pioneering feats, engineering… Read more
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THE TRUE BLUE

by Michael Alexander

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Published
1957
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$76.12

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This is a first edition of The True Blue: The Life and Adventures of Colonel Fred Burnaby 1842-85, written by the British soldier and fellow adventurer Michael Alexander (1920-2004). This is one of the original copies, from the UK print run; most copies on the market now are from the 1958 American printing.This is a … Read more
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PEVERIL OF THE PEAK

by Walter Scott

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Published
1910
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Very Good+
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$42.29

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Peveril of the Peak (1823) is the longest novel by Sir Walter Scott. Along with Ivanhoe, Woodstock and Kenilworth, this is one of Scott's English novels, with the main action taking place around 1678. Julian Peveril, a Cavalier, is in love with Alice Bridgenorth, a Roundhead's daughter, but both he and his father are accused of involvement with the Popish… Read more
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THE WORKS OF VICTOR HUGO

by Victor Hugo

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Published
1928
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Fine
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$46.52

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The Works of Victor Hugo One-Volume Edition Poems, Novels, Stories of Crime Dramas and Essays on Humanity (Includes all of his novels) Published by Walter J Black Inc., 1928 (UK) Then, in the US, by P.F. Collier & Son 1003 pages, 5 ¼" x 7 ½" Purple leatherette, with Hugo's signature embossed in gold on the front and the gold design you see on the spine. Bound-in purple silk… Read more
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THE PRISONER OF ZENDA & RUPERT OF HENTZAU

by Anthony Hope

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Published
1915
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First of Series
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This is two books, the matching set of The Prisoner of Zenda and Rupert of Hentzau, by the English novelist and playwright Anthony Hope (1863-1933). The Prisoner of Zenda (1894), is an adventure novel in which the King of Ruritania is drugged on the eve of his coronation and thus is unable to attend the ceremony. Political forces within the realm are… Read more
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