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Cleveland, Ohio Freshwater Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Ivan S. Brookes. Inscribed By Author
361 pp, 11 1/4" H. Light gray cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings and maps (some fold-out). Inscribed on half title page: "To Edward L. Skelly / with best wishes / Ivan S. Brookes." Chapter headings: The Port of Quebec; The Island of Orleans and the Beaupre Coast; The North Channel; The Saguenay and Lake St. John; The North Shore from Tadoussac to Pointe Des Monts; Pointe des Monts to Sept Iles; Sept Iles to Anticosti; The South Shore: Gaspe to Matane; Matane to Riviere du Loup; Riviere du Loup to Quebec; Appendices: Wooden ship construction in Quebec - 1797 to 1896; Ship construction at the "Big Davie" yard, 1896 to present; Ship construction at the "Little Davie" yard, 1935 to 1968; Wrecks and Casualties on Anticosti Island, 1690 to present; Arrivals from sea at Quebec, navigation season of 1793. Top edge of page leaf 19/20 is lightly browned and wrinkled due to mis-alignment with text block - manufacturing error, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
2 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
FLYPAST.  NO. 95.  JUNE 1989., Ellis, Ken, ed.  (Ian Gallacher, Bert Horden, Francois Prins, Colin Dodds, Phil Chinnery, Phil Jarrett, Dave Graham, Angela Smith.)
3 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Ian Gallacher, Bert Horden, Francois Prins, Colin Dodds, Phil Chinnery, Phil Jarrett, Dave Graham, Angela Smith.) FLYPAST. NO. 95. JUNE 1989.
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1989. 
71 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format, stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Poster still attached at center. Contents: The Ultimate Spitfire? (Charles Church - Mk V); Llanbedr Ansons; Winged Periscope (Parnall Peto); Sharks! (P-40); 'Butcher Bird' (Fw 109); Defectors! (Warsaw Pact hardware migrating to USA); Reef Walking (Grumman Mallard); News (Duxford meeting....Messerschmitt Bf 109 plans); Museums of the World (Buenos Aries); Aviati o n A r c h a e o logy ('Skipper and the Kids' is found); Pilot's View (Avenger); Vietnam Veterans (Skyraider); Pioneers (Avro agrument); Preservation News (Duxford's Sea Hurricane 'co-operative', East Kirkby's Hampden); Type Report (Mitchells, Thu nd er b ol ts ), e tc . I nterior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing and date stamp on rear cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
J.M. Dent & Sons, Letchworth, 1953, reprint (second impression of the revised text). 
245 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, approx. 80 b&w woodblock prints by Robert Gibbings. "Patrick and Penelope set sail with their artist uncle on a cargo vessel bound for Jamaica and Panama, on their way to Tahiti. Their u ncle is on the look-out for a scientist friend of his, who is studying fish somewhere in those parts. On arrival in Tahiti he finds that his friend is on a small island some three days' sail from there, so they all embark again, this time i n a s c h o oner, in hopes of reaching him. But a storm blows up. The skipper decides to put his unusual passengers ashore on the south end of the island before the gale increases, and Uncle John starts to row through a gap in the reef in one of t h e s hi p' s bo ats. 'Great waves were surging through the pass....the receding current caught the boat and carried it as though it had been a cork....then, a moment's horror - over and over and over....' The children are washed up on the b eac h, an d ca n s ee no tr ace of their uncle. Patrick and Penelope have to lead the life of real castaways, befriended by a native who discovers them, and who initiates them into the art of catching coconut crabs, pearl diving, building a hous e, and al l m an er of t hin gs gene rally necessary to salvation on a 'desert island' in the tropics...." Faint waterstains on top of textblock, heavy color fading to top half of fore-edge of both boards - due to dampness, slight fadind at botto m e dge o f fr ont boa rd, ligh t to mo derat e edge rubbing, light wrinling at top/bottom of spine, minor foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped at both corners of front flap; partial old label on front flap; chips and tea rs ( some w ith c reas es) at t op/bot tom o f sp ine an d flap-folds; light to moderate edge wear; light browning, moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and top edge of flaps; small watermarks on spine; a few dye marks on inside top edge. Good-/F air 
Price: 25.00 USD
South Africa Central News Agency Ltd., South Africa, 1937 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
286 pp., 8vo (8 5/8" H). Illustrated with photographs and facsimilies of documents. Title page continues: "Based on Researches made in the State Archives, Pretoria by Ethel L. Gray and containing the Oosthuizen Papers Which reveal the story of the discovery. Translations of photographic reproductions of documents by B. de Coligny Marchand, B.A., D.Sc." Contents: Preface; The Early Mining History of the Witwatersrand (1850-1860); General Progress (1861-1873); The Pegging of Blaauwbank in 1874; Gold Mining at Blaaubank (Annexation Period); Gates' Concession (1881); Armfield's Report in 1878; Reported Gold Activities on the Witwatersrand (1876-1885); Gold Mining on Kromdraai (1881-1885); Reports on and Proclamation of Kromdraai (1885); Gold Discoveries on Farms in the Vicinity of Kromdraai (1882-1885); The Witwatersrand and Its Population; The Discovery in 1886 of the Auriferous Conglomerates of the Witwatersrand Main Reef Series; Langlaagte; Departmental Activities Regarding the Gold Discovery (1886); The Proclamation and Its Sequel; How the News of the Discovery was Announced (1886); Geology; Mining Camps of the Witwatersrand Goldfields; Early Mining Officials of the Witwatersrand Goldfields (1886-1887); Johannesburg; Government Buildings; Witwatersrand Goldfields Under Mining Commissioner Von Brandis (1886); Johannesburg, The Seat of Special Landdrost Von Brandis; The Hospital, Churches and Cemetery; The Beginning of Local Government in Johannesburg; Posts and Telegraphs; Mining Activity in 1887; Water Supplies; Education and Newspapers; Townships; Visits of State President Kruger; Translations of Photographic Reproductions of Documents; Glossary; Index of Persons; General and Place Index; Mijnpachtbrieven Registered Up to and Including 25th October, 1886. Slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Fingerprints on ffep & half title pages. Dust jacket is soiled, has small chips and closed tears, a 1/2" x 3/4" piece missing from top of s pine, a darkened spine with some small water marks. 
Price: 40.00 USD
BEYOND THE REEF., Kent, Alexander.  Wraparound dust jacket art by Geoffrey Huband.
6 Kent, Alexander. Wraparound dust jacket art by Geoffrey Huband. BEYOND THE REEF.
Heinemann, London, 1992, first edition. 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0434388351 A Richard Bolitho novel. "March 1808, and war spreads in Europe as Napoleon holds Portugal and threatens his old ally, Spain. The Royal Navy's blockade of enemy ports cont inues, and a new anti-slavery bill further stretches the hard-pressed fleet's resources, as more ships are required elsewhere to suppress that profitable trade. Estranged from his wife and child, and plagued by the fear of blindness, Vice- A d m i r a l R ichard Bolitho is ordered once more to the Cape of Good Hope to establish a permanent naval force there following the success of his previous mission. He leaves behind the contempt of society and the bitter memories of a friendship b et ra ye d, a nd , w ith the mistress he will not forsake, takes passage on the ill-fated 'Golden Plover'. With them are others eager to quit the land: Valentine Keen, for whom command at the Cape is both promotion and escape from his own trou ble d m arr iag e, the fa it hfu l Allday, and young Stephen Jenour, who finds in this dangerous voyage a passage to maturity. When shipwreck and diaster overtake 'Golden Plover', a hundred-mile reef off the coast of Africa becomes a powerful symb ol o f cr isis and su rviv al, cla imin g alike the innocent and the damned. Beyond the reef little remains, only raw courage and reckless hope, and the certainty that for those in peril and for those at home life has changed irrevocably." Previ ous o wner' s emb ossed sta mp on tit le p age, light browning to pages and to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
International Marine, Camden, Maine, 1987. 
228 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0877429545 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, diagrams. "The bulk of the world's cruising fleet emanates from non-coral areas and carries out most of its crui sing within coral waters. There is therefore a positive need to understand the realities: the seasons of trade winds; the behaviour of destructive winds; the special foods to be found in the tropics; the dangers of coral waters and the spe c i a l p r o b lems of navigating and anchoring there. Cruising in coral is different. Not terrifyingly so, as some sailing authors might have you believe, but different enough to warrant a general overhaul of nautical attitudes and practices as w el l as ga in in g general knowledge pertinent to that environment." Contents: Introduction; The Coral Reef; The Best Boat in Coral; Navigating in Coral Waters; Anchoring in Coral; Trade Winds; Destructive Winds; Wet Season Layover; Tropical M ain ten an ce; Sta yin g H ea lthy; Swimming and Diving; Fishing; Preparing Fish for Cooking; Cooking Ashore; Preserving Food without Refrigeration; Tropical Fruits and Vegetables; The Coconut; Emergency Repairs and Salvage; Survival; Survival Navi gati on; Cor al C o mmun itie s; I nde x. Tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing to glossy boards, light scuff line down rear board. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
8 Magee, Michael. Foreword by E.P. Taylor. CHAMPIONS.
Nelson Canada 1980 0176007733 / 9780176007737 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Pat Bayes, Photographs. 
191 pp, 11 3/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs. "In the long history of thoroughbred racing, there has never been a decade like the seventies. (It) opened with Northern Dancer's son Nijinsky II winning England's Triple Crown, the first horse to do so in thirty-five years. And in the United States, where the Triple Crown had gone unclaimed since 1948, the decade saw no less than three Triple Crown winners: Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed. From Ascot to Belmont to Woodbine and Chantilly, the great horses thrilled racing enthusiasts. 'Champions' traces the careers of these horses, explores their characters and capacities. These are stories of speed and courage, tenacity and strength." Contents: Foreword; Affirmed; Alleged; Allez France; Dahlia; Exceller; Forego; Grundy; Mill Reef; The Minstrel; Nijinsky II; Northern Dancer; Red Rum; Seattle Slew; Secretariat; Spectacular Bird; Troy; Youth; Epilogue; The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, 1979; A Portfolio of Races, Records and Bloodlines. Small light area of old tape glue at top/bottom edge od free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing to panels. 
Price: 30.00 USD
HALFHYDE OUTWARD BOUND., McCutchan, Philip.  Dust jacket illustration by Mike Roffe.
9 McCutchan, Philip. Dust jacket illustration by Mike Roffe. HALFHYDE OUTWARD BOUND.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1983, first edition. 
165 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297782703 Tenth novel in the "Halfhyde" series. "After the debacle of Captain Watkiss' accidental death....Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde unexpectedly finds himself put on the half-pay list of Her Majesty's Navy. Appalled by the business of marriage, in which he unwittingly fell prey to an admiral's daughter of stern character, he decides to combine a reprieve from his wife and a desire to broaden his experience with a spell u n d e r s a il, on a merchantman bound for Sydney. On a drunken evening in Liverpool the gullible Captain MacRafferty signs Halfhyde on as an able seaman; his ship, the 'Aysgarth Falls', has a crew mainly consisting of unseamanlike villains on t he r un f ro m t he police, led by a First Mate whose obvious dishonesty and bullying tactics immediately alarm Halfhyde. Bad weather and outbreaks of fighting in the fo'c'sle herald the dangers ahead. In his efforts to uncover a lucrative b ut il lic it dea l m ad e b etw een the First Mate and a mysterious passenger to be picked up off Chile, Halfhyde falls into the hands of unscrupulous captors who intend to sell him to his old enemy, Vice Admiral Paulus von Merkatz. The German fla gsh ip's ine vit able pre sen ce i n So uth American waters provides Halfhyde, aided by an English captain, with a chance to display his naval training and quick thinking as he hoodwinks von Merkatz and sets off in pursuit of the 'Aysgarth Falls', now seve ral d ays ahead . Cl ashe s bet ween the three ships are unavoidable and it is not until they reach the treacherous shallows around the Great Barrier Reef of Australia that Halfhyde has a chance to try one of his most devious of stratage ms." Faint cigar ette odor, small ligh t crea se at fore-edge of pages 115 to 132, small shallow dint at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light edge browning - mainly at top inside edge and at top of flaps. Ver y Good+ /Very G ood 
Price: 20.00 USD
PANDORA'S LAST VOYAGE., Rawson, Geoffrey.
10 Rawson, Geoffrey. PANDORA'S LAST VOYAGE.
Longmans, London, 1963, first edition. 
165 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "In 1791, H.M.S. Pandora was sent to the Pacific to find the notorious Bounty and bring the mutineers back to justice in England. Though Pandora never found the object of her mi ssion and failed to apprehend the main party on Pitcairn Island, she eventually rounded up those of the mutineers who had elected to stay on Tahiti. These had to face Pandora's brutal Captain Edwards, and some were inexcusably lost, drowned i n t h e i r manacles when Pandora ran on to a reef. The wreck was succeeded by a hazardous and astonishing passage in open boats to safety - to trial and possible death. Contemporary documents form the basis of (this) rousing account of the voy ag e, of P an do ra's crew and of her prisoners; of the Bounty midshipman George Stewart who married a beautiful Tahitian and whose romance was celebrated by Byron; of Mary Bryant, the girl convict from Botany Bay; and of the aimiable people of th e ' Isl a nd Par adi ses ' to whom the coming of ships' crews to the South Seas brought little but sorrow and degradation. Set against a background of perilous reefs and uncharted tropical seas, their story has all the power of history, and the pac e an d ex ci tme nt o f ad vent ure." Minor bump at top of spine, previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, light rubbing/soiling on rear panel , lig ht brow ning at bo ttom edge of flaps. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
London Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. Hard Cover Good 
278 pp + 4 pp publisher's advertisements, 7 3/8" H, brown cloth with bevelled boards, gold lettering on spine and front board, green, black & gold floral decoration on spine, front/rear boards. No date, but presentation slip attached to front pastedown ("Presented by The Commissioners of Schools for the City of Halifax / To John U. Power / ? School / First Department / July, 1883.) Tissue-covered b&w frontispiece. Contents: Introduction; Wrecks of the Olden Time; An Ill-Fated Couple; Wreck of the "Halsewell"; Wreck of the "Earl of Abergavenny"; Burning of the "Kent"; Wreck of the "Rothsay Castle"; Lost on the Reef; Burning of the "Ocean Monarch"; Burning of the "Amazon"; Perils of the Scotch Coast; Wreck of the "Birkenhead"; Wrecks on the Irish Coast; Burnt at Sea; Wreck of the "Royal Charter"; Loss of the "London"; Loss of the "Captain"; Missing Ships; Wreck of the "Megaera"; Wreck of the "Northfleet"; Wreck of the "Atlantic". Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, heavy browning to edges of text block, faint liquid stains and some puckering of cloth on rear board, old 1883 school presentation plate on front pastedown, very light browning to pages, three small tears and two small holes in frontispiece protective tissue, two very small glue residue marks on title page, minor soiling. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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