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LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS.  THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART., Alpers, Antony.
1 Alpers, Antony. LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH SEAS. THE WORLD OF THE POLYNESIANS SEEN THROUGH THEIR MYTHS AND LEGENDS, POETRY AND ART.
London John Murray 1970 719519098 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
416 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Blue/green cloth boards with gold lettering/decoration on spine, gold decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs and reproductions. "Antony Alpers has tried to discard all preconceived ideas and re-enter the world of the Polynesians as it was before Cook's arrival in 1769. By reconstructing their legends, myths, folktales and poetry in an immediate and convincing style he has let them speak for themselves. And in a long introduction that is a masterly compression of the Polynesians' whole way of life he cuts away our illusions and leaves us not only face to face with the islanders but with the way they saw themselves and the jewelled archipelagos in which they lived and sailed." Contains a preface, introduction and note on pronunciation and spelling, followed by groups of legends under the following headings: The Creation; The Heroes; Seven Ages in Thirteen Chants; The Marquesas, and Mangareva; Easter Island; Hawaiian Islands; Tongan Group; Samoa; Atolls and Outliers; New Zealand and the Chathams; 'From Darkness to Light'. These are followed by 'Notes on the Text and Illustrations', 'References' and 'Glossary and Index'. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has slight edge browning, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small edge tear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS., Andersen, Johannes C.
2 Andersen, Johannes C. MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS.
Rutland, Vermont Charles E. Tuttle 1986 0804804141 / 9780804804141 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Richard Wallwork. 
514 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Red cloth with black title block/gold lettering. 16 colour plates, 44 b&w photographs, 13 line drawings, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Publisher's Foreword; Preface; List of Illustrations; Note on Proper Names; Polynesia and Its People; 'Koropanga and Rukutia; Kelea and Kalamakua; Uenuku; Fairies and Taniwha; The Tawhaki Cycle; Maui' (Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga); Hina', Sister of Maui'; Pele the Fire-goddess; The Spirit Worlds; Io, Tangaroa, and Creation; The Areoi Society and the Hula Dance; Religious Observances; Authorities; Other Books of Hawaiian Interest; Glossary and Index. Small label removal mark on front pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing/soiling, two corner bumps, light to moderate edge wear, sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
3 Beaty, David. STRANGE ENCOUNTERS: MYSTERIES OF THE AIR.
London Methuen 1982 0413397602 / 9780413397607 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Why did the airship R101 crash on her voyage to India? How did the great Australian pioneer aviatior, Charles Kingsford-Smith, leave such a trail of death behind him when he disappared in 'Lady Southern Cross' in 1935? How did the pilots of the Fairey Postal Mono-plane in 1929 know that they were going to die? Why did so many of the first women who tried to emulate Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic disappear in mysterious circumstances? What was the jinx that befell Stratocruiser propellers in the 1950s, and was it a coincidence that two Stratocruiser captains met in mid-Atlantic on Christmas Day 1957? What was the strange link between the Comet take-off accidents and the Comets that exploded in mid-air? Many flying mysteries of the past have since been explained by the advance of technology, but many remain, particularly those connected to time, coincidence and precognition of events. None of the aircraft disasters described in this book, which have taken place this century in uncertain and even mysterious circumstances, have ever been fully eplained." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very minor rubbing, very minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AIR FORCE COLORS.  VOLUME 3.  PACIFIC AND HOME FRONT, 1942-47., Bell, Dana.  Illustrated by Don Greer.
4 Bell, Dana. Illustrated by Don Greer. AIR FORCE COLORS. VOLUME 3. PACIFIC AND HOME FRONT, 1942-47.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, Texas, 1997. 
95 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 0897473760 B&w photographs, color profiles, markings. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two soft corner creases, one tiny corner crease. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BLACK CAMEL., Biggers, Earl Derr.
5 Biggers, Earl Derr. THE BLACK CAMEL.
Bobbs-Merril, Indianapolis, c1929. 
312 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (gray cloth with red lettering on spine and front board, red camel on spine) - no dust jacket. A Charlie Chan murder mystery, set in Hawaii. Very light browning to pages, browning to edges of textblock - wi th light dust soiling on top of textblock, small bump to bottom corner of page 293 to end of book and slight bump to bottom corner of rear board, light edge wear, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, minor soiling and tiny light mark on s p i n e . V ery Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ADVANCE FORCE PEARL HARBOR: THE IMPERIAL NAVY'S UNDERWATER ASSAULT ON AMERICA., Burlingame, Burl.
6 Burlingame, Burl. ADVANCE FORCE PEARL HARBOR: THE IMPERIAL NAVY'S UNDERWATER ASSAULT ON AMERICA.
Pacific Monograph, Kailua, Hawaii, 1992. 
480 pp, 10" H, soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 0962922714 B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, maps. "Drawn from American and Japanese sources, (this) is the first comprehensive examination of the Imperial Navy's submarine assault on America. R elegated by most historians to a lesser role in the saga of Pearl Harbor, the role of Japanese submarines and the spirited and highly successful American defense against them is highlighted and placed in its proper perespective." - James P. Delg a l o . Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump at top of rear hinge/spine area - migrates into pages/gutter, small bump on rear edge of spine, light scuff across bottom of text block, tiny tear with slight cr ea se a t bottom edge of front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
7 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
SHADOWS ON THE HILL.  A CHANGELING: THE DREAMING NOVEL.  IMMORTAL EYES TRILOGY BOOK TWO., Cassada, Jackie.  Cover art by Joshua Gabriel Timbrook.
8 Cassada, Jackie. Cover art by Joshua Gabriel Timbrook. SHADOWS ON THE HILL. A CHANGELING: THE DREAMING NOVEL. IMMORTAL EYES TRILOGY BOOK TWO.
White Wolf, Clarkston, GA, 1996. 
363 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 156504861X "They were changelings, faerie spirits trapped in mortal flesh. They were six oathmates, sworn to each other and to the completion of a quest. Together they would search for four powerful faerie tre asures that would open a lost gateway back to their timeless home, the land of the Dreaming - the land of Arcadia. Their travels take them from San Francisco to the islands of Hawaii, where the mysterious menehune - the faerie spirits of t h e P a c i f i c Isles - hold secrets long forgotten by their western cousins. Yet even as they pursue their goal, others are sworn to stop them. Backed by the forces of the Unseelie Shadow Court, the Forsworn Prince also seeks the way back to A rc ad i a, f or h is o wn dark purposes...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny dint on rear cover - migrates into last few pages. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WEEKEND WARRIORS., Cooper, Paul L.
9 Cooper, Paul L. WEEKEND WARRIORS.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, KS, 1996. 
248 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 089745202X B&w photographs. "(Paul Cooper) was called to active naval service in 1950 and served as an enlisted man aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier 'Princeton' (CV-37) during the Korean War." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small sticker pull on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Crowe, Ellie. Illustrated by Mary Koski. LITTLE PRINCESS KA'IULANA IN HER GARDEN BY THE SEA.
Island Heritage, Aiea, Hawaii, 1998, Ist edition. 
24 pp, large 8vo, hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Beautiful full-page color illustrations. Story of the childhood of Hawaiian Princess Ka'iulani. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at bottom of spine and bottom corner of rear board, small bump and scuff at top corner of rear board. VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 70.  MAY 1987.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Phil Chinnery, Alastair Goodrum, Allan Curry, Frank Goodridge, Francois Prins, Tom Meikle, Robbie Shaw, Ken Wixey.)
11 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Phil Chinnery, Alastair Goodrum, Allan Curry, Frank Goodridge, Francois Prins, Tom Meikle, Robbie Shaw, Ken Wixey.) FLYPAST. NO. 70. MAY 1987. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1987. 
70 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Magnificent Obsession (Sea Fury); Disposal (B-57 at War); Fallen Eagles (Luftwaffe intruder losses over the Fens); Sw ift Saga; Pathfinder (tribute to Don Bennett); Museums of the World (Venezuela); Collectair Special (Aeronautical cigarette and trade card collecting); Tasty Hawaii; FotoPost (French connection, flying boats and Lancasters); American Class i c s ( P o r t e rfield clan); Register Review (Two DC-6s and another Hunter); Between the Wars Bombers (Bristol Bombay), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom o f sp i ne , ve ry l ig ht rubbing on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
12 Godwin, George. VANCOUVER: A LIFE, 1757-1798.
London Philip Allan 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
308 pp, 9 1/8" H. Pale lilac/gray cloth with dark blue lettering/banding on spine. B&w reproductions, charts - all present, including large folded map in pocket at rear. Contents: Preface; Early Days; With Cook to Hawaii; With Rodney and Gardner; The Nootka Affair; Start of the Great Voyages; Otahiti; The Fabled Coast; Quadra and Vancouver; The Spanish Settlements; The Lawgiver; Northward Again; The Southern Track; King George Men; Alaska; Homeward Bound; Work and Worry; The Last Year; Appendix; Bibliography; Index. Tiny scuffs to fore-edge of pages 277 to 298, rear map has one tiny tear archivally taped and one or two wrinkles, very light browning to edges of text block, a few tiny foxing marks and faint small stains on boards, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
13 Hamilton, Bea. SALT SPRING ISLAND.
Vancouver Mitchell Press 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good Signed by Author
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Signed by the author on the page preceding the title page. "There is an island in British Columbia's sheltered Gulf of Georgia that is uniquely blessed of Nature and the home of generations of people of widely varied origins. There they have lived with more than the usual degree of satisfactions. Some were English and American, some American negroes coming before the slaves were emancipated, some were sailors who jumped ship, not a few were Kanakas from Hawaii. Canadians and Americans of modern times are discovering the joys of island life - but the descendants of the first settlers remain the solid core of today's population. There are salt springs that give the island its unusual name - but chief amongst the natural assets of the place is its tradition of self-sufficiency and its continuing charm of country living and neighbourliness. Bea Hamilton, who was born there of a pioneering family and has never been long away from Salt Spring, is the island's journalist, author and historian. Others today may see modern Salt Spring through different eyes. this is 'her' island, the people 'her' people and she introduces them with lively interest and much respect for what they are - Salt Spring Islanders." Gift inscription on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of boards very light edge wear, very light browning to endpapers, small stain on top of text block, two small areas of excess glue at edges of pastedowns, tiny light stain on spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears and very small chips, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Helen Chruchill Candee, Geoge Grant Betts, Hilaire Belloc, Henry B. Fuller, William Gorham Rice, Charles B. Towns, Charles D. Stewart, Charles Johnson Post, John Burroughs, Norman Duncan, Carolyn Wells, John Galsworthy, David Belasco, et al. THE CENTURY ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY MAGAZINE. VOL. LXXXIV. NEW SERIES: VOL. LXII. MAY TO OCTOBER, 1912.
New York Century 1912 Hard Cover Very Good - Harry Raleigh, Reginald Birch, J.R. Shaver, Joseph Pennell, Bernard Boutet De Monvel, Maxfield Parrish, F.R. Gruger, Maurice Boutet De Monvel, I.W. Taber, Andre Castaigne, et al. 
962 pp, 9 7/8" H. Embossed green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, decorated endpapers. B&w photographs, reproductions, color plates. Contents include: The Caveman as Artist; Albert Besnard - The Man and His Art; Sight to the Blind; Robert Browning; "Bushido" for America; Chicago (Henry B. Fuller - pictures by Joseph Pennell); Cleveland (William Gorham Rice); Japanese Color Prints; On the Secret of Diplomatic Success (Hilaire Belloc); Gavroche, a Venezuelan; Germany as a Sea Power; General Harrison's Attitude Toward the Presidency; Holiday in Hawii (John Burroughs); A Glance at the Irish Question (Sydney Brooks); Labor-Unions not Omnioptent; Perils of the Minimum Wage; The Gospel of Nature (John Burroughs); The Olympic Idea; Building the Panama Canal (pictures by Jospeh Pennell); The Police Courts of New York; The People Called Quakers; The Elephant Seal - Not Extinct; Socialism and its Menace - The Views of President Taft; Heroes and Heroines of the "Titanic"; The Trade of the World Papers; Persian Women in the Recent Crisis etc., etc. Also includes illustrated limericks by Oliver Herford, reproductions of six pictures of working horses, "Toilers in the Traces" by Paul Bransom, etc. etc. Browning and some light soiling to edges of text block, light edge wear, very small corner bumps, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small tear at bottom edge of page 525 - archivally taped. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
COASTAL FISHES OF SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA., Kuiter, Rudie H.
15 Kuiter, Rudie H. COASTAL FISHES OF SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA.
University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 1993. 
437 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0824815238 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and b&w drawings. "(The) first book to cover almost all the known fish species from the coastal waters of eastern Australia, ranging from northern South Wales to western Victoria. It comprises 142 familes and 855 species, all illustrated with at least one colour photograph, but including juvenile stages, different male-female forms, and colour variants of the same spec i e s w h e r e appropriate. The great majority of the species were photographed in their natural environment. The primary purpose of the book is to identify fishes living in the area covered, and it has been designed to accommodate fishermen, d iv er s, st ud en ts a nd scientists. The fishes are arranged scientifically from the highest class down to the species, based on the latest revisions. Scientific keys are provided down to the family level, and similar or closely related species ar e p lac e d n ear ea ch oth er. In addition, a pictorial key to the families is provided. Each level of classification has an introduction, and each species has a general description, mostly based on extenal features. The species description is foll owed b y in form atio n o n di stribution in Australia and elsewhere, habitat, interesting behaviour, and size. Great importance has been placed on the use of common names, and on uniformity throughout the entire book." Slight waviness t o to p/bot tom o f t extbl ock, sligh t wr inkli ng and bumping at top/bottom of spine, bump to bottom corner of front board - tiny bump at top corner, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubb ing. Very Good-/ Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
16 McCraw, David R. CHINESE LYRICISTS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.
University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, (1990), Ist ed. 
193 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. "...introduces to Western readers an important but neglected body of Chinese verse by translating and evaluating the work of six early Qing lyricists - poets who revived a dormant poetic genre and restored it to vigo rous health." Previous owner's chop (stamp) on half-title page, small ball-point ink mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edgwear. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HAWAII TRAILS:  WALKS, STROLLS AND TREKS ON THE BIG ISLAND., Morey, Kathy.
17 Morey, Kathy. HAWAII TRAILS: WALKS, STROLLS AND TREKS ON THE BIG ISLAND.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1998, 3rd printing. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899971342 B&w photographs, maps. "Hawaii is the largest island in the Hawaiian Island chain. It is an island filled with contrasts: on its west side vast lava 'moonscapes' stretch from mountains nearly 14,000 feet high to a coast that's dotted with shimmering blue bays, in the north a remote valley with its walls richly clothed in rainforest greenery and streaked with waterfalls protects a way of life that harkens back to the 1900's, and on the ea st side Earth's most active volcano destroys famous black-sand beaches and begins to create new ones just a few miles away. This guidebook contains walks that will satisfy everyone, ranging from easy strolls to strenuous, multi-day hikes. ( I t ) c o v ers the entire island, describing 60 walking tours and trips in all the hiking areas. For each trip, Morey describes the trail, and provides information on distance, difficulty, driving instructions, and average hiking time. Many tr ip d es cr i pt io ns include Hawaiian legends or interesting tidbits about the area of the trip. You'll find equipment suggestions, hiking tips, permission and permit requirements, and geological and historical information. The best way to exp e rie nce Ha wai i is on foo t, and 'Hawaii Trails' will set you on a path toward discovery of the fascinating wonders of the Big Island." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST., Pethick, Derek.
18 Pethick, Derek. FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST.
Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1976 0888940564 / 9780888940568 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
232 pp, 9 1/4" H. Illustration section on green stock at front of book, map. "An ocean-going ship built of copper-sheathed mahogany. A trans-Siberian expedition that builds gallows every 20 miles. A circumnavigator who starts his working life as an apprentice to a Scottish grocer. Of the marvels and quirks of Europe's 18th-century forays to the northwest coast, few signs remain on Canada's Pacific shores. Yet before 1792, twenty-nine voyages reached land between what is now the California-Oregon border and the Bering Sea. Each of these voyages permanently altered the balance of power among European courts - as well as setting the tone of relations between the native peoples and the 'mau mau'l ney': those who came 'floating on the water without land'. Derek Pethick captures the political significance of each voyage while conveying the important details that make the men, their failures and accomplishments, come alive: for instance, the journal entry showing how the crew of the fated second Bering expedition, marooned on a desolate northern island, still debated whether they might lighten their misery by playing cards or whether this behaviour would be at variance with the tsar's orders." Faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small chips, several edge tears with old tape repairs on inside top edge, light rubbing/soiling, small surface paper loss on spine, small light water stain on inside bottom edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A GATHERING OF EAGLES.  CONCORD COLOR SERIES 4011., Reyno, Mike & MacIntosh, Duncan.
19 Reyno, Mike & MacIntosh, Duncan. A GATHERING OF EAGLES. CONCORD COLOR SERIES 4011.
Hong Kong Concord 1994 9623617151 / 9789623617154 Soft Cover Near Fine 
94 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; USAF Operators; Desert Storm Victories by F-15s; 1st FW (ACC) Langley AFB, Virginia; 3rd VG (PACAF) Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; 4th WG (AC C) Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina; 5th FIS (ADC) Minot AFB, North Dakota; 8th WG (PACAF) Kadena AB, Japan; 32nd FG (USAFE) Camp New Amsterdam, Soesterberg, Netherland; 33rd FW (ACC) Elgin AFB, Florida; 36th FW (USAFE) Bitburg AB, Germany; 48th FW (USAFE) RAF Lanenheath, U.K.; 48th FIS (ADC) Langley AFB, Virginia; 49th FW (ACC) Holloman AFB, New Mexico; 57th FW (ACC) Nellis AFB, Nevada; 57th FIS (ACC) NAS Keflavik, Iceland; 58th FW/405th TWW (TAC/ACC/AETC); 102nd FW (ANG) Otis ANGB, Massachussetts; 116th F W (ANG) Dobbins AFB, Georgia; 131st FW (ANG) Lambert Field, Missouri; 154th CG (ANG) Hickam AFB, Hawaii; 159th FG (ANG) New Orleans, Louisiana; 318th FIS (ADC) McChord AFB, Washington; 325th FW (AETC) Tyndall AFB, Florida; 366th WG (ACC) Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; 412th TW (AFMC) Edwards AFB, California; Specialized Eagles; F-15S/MTD; A Much Travelled Eagle; Air Force Logistics Center/339th TESTS (AFMC) Warner Robbins AFB, Georgia; MiG Killers. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FROM HUDSON BAY TO BOTANY BAY: THE LOST FRIGATES OF LAPEROUSE., Shelton, Russell C.  Preface by Robin Inglis.  Foreword by Admiral Maurice de Brossard.
20 Shelton, Russell C. Preface by Robin Inglis. Foreword by Admiral Maurice de Brossard. FROM HUDSON BAY TO BOTANY BAY: THE LOST FRIGATES OF LAPEROUSE.
Toronto NC Press 1987 1550210106 / 9781550210101 First Edition Hard Cover Good Very Good 
228 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(R)ecounts the global voyage, and the efforts to uncover the fate, of a hero of 18th century Pacific exploration long familiar with Australians and Europeans, but little known in North America. Count Jean Francois de Galaup, de La Perouse, (now called Laperouse) had a distinguished naval career, serving in the West Indies, Mauritius, the Indian Ocean and North America. He defeated the British off Louisbourg and captured forts York and Prince of Wales on Hudson Bay. His scientific expedition in 1785 rivaled, in popular interest, the space voyages of today. The expedition rounded Cape Horn, sailed north to Chile, Easter Island, and Hawaii, and then explored and charted the coast of today's Alaska and British Columbia. They made their way south to San Francisco before sailing across the Pacific to Macao, the Philippines, Korea and Japan. They charted the Tartary Coast and the Kamchatka Peninsula, the farthest outpost of the Russian Empire. Turning south again, they made for Botany Bay via Samoa. On March 10, 1788, the Boussole and Astrolabe headed north and disappeared. Despite several search parties, it was not until 1827 that evidence of one of the wrecks was discovered by an Irish sea captain named Peter Dillon. It was only in 1962 that Reece Discombe, an expert in underwater salvage, found the flagship. Archaeological teams from Australia, France and Vanuatu continue to probe the wrecks to this day." Old tape residue marks at top/bottom edges of free endpapers, small bump at bottom of spine, tiny dents on top & bottom edges of boards - soiling also on bottom edges, small bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, one very small tear archivally taped, light edge wrinkling - most at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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