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The History of the Lives and Bloody Exploits of the Most Noted Pirates: Their Trials and Executions, Including a Correct Account of the Late Piracies Committed in the West Indies and the Expedition of Commodore Porter, Also Those Committed on the Brig Mexican, Who Were Tried and Executed at Boston, in 1835

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Lyons Press: 2004

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2284759

ISBN: 1592283241

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. Bottom corner of front wrapper lightly bumped. 2004 Trade Paperback. 295 pp. Prepare yourself for the horror as you enter a world of murderers and thieves armed with swords, knives, and cannons. This book is filled with stories of terror on the high seas. As you turn each page be prepared to be consumed by a society where lying is a way of life and pilfering is a means of survival. These stories depict the lives of history's most noted pirates, from where they grew up, to how they became some of the most nefarious characters to terrorize nations around the world. Every story in... View more info

Old-Time Ships of Salem

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Salem, Massachusetts, Essex Institute: 1917

Seller ID: 2303556

Condition: Fair


Binder's copy. Wrappers loose but included. 1917 Large Softcover. 70 pp. A history of ships in Salem, Massachusetts. Includes color illustrations. View more info

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The Adventures & Brave Deeds of the Ship's Cat on the Spanish Maine, Together with the Most Lamentable Losse of the Alcestis & Triumphant Firing of the Port of Charges

By: Aldridge, Alan; Adams, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, Ltd.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266328

ISBN: 0224014412

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, light crease along spine, pages very faintly foxed. 1977 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Full-page illustrations enhance the story of a fighting cat of Good Queen Bess's time who goes to sea for the honor of fair England. View more info

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The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208326

ISBN: 067003133X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. 491 pp. An account of the actual events surrounding the legendary conflict aboard the HMS Bounty focuses on the court-martial of its ten mutineers, citing the breakdown and exile of Master's Mate Fletcher Christian and Lieutenant Bligh's navigation talents. KEYWORDS: MUTINY BOUNTY NAUTICAL BOATS WATERCRAFT TRANSPORTATION ADVENTURE TRAVEL OCEANIA FLETCHER CHRISTIAN BLIGH View more info

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The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281307

ISBN: 067003133X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bottom edge lightly bumped. 2003 Hard Cover. 491 pp. An account of the actual events surrounding the legendary conflict aboard the HMS Bounty focuses on the court-martial of its ten mutineers, citing the breakdown and exile of Master's Mate Fletcher Christian and Lieutenant Bligh's navigation talents. View more info

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The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281308

ISBN: 067003133X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Corners pushed, jacket corners lightly rubbed. 2003 Hard Cover. 491 pp. An account of the actual events surrounding the legendary conflict aboard the HMS Bounty focuses on the court-martial of its ten mutineers, citing the breakdown and exile of Master's Mate Fletcher Christian and Lieutenant Bligh's navigation talents. View more info

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Spanning the Atlantic

By: Babcock, F. Lawrence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2008307

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine faded, ink stamp from San Francisco Maritime Museum on rear endpaper, endpapers lightly foxed. 1931 Hard Cover. 227, vii pp. 8vo. A history of the Cunard Line, providing an interesting glimpse into nautical history on the Atlantic Ocean. View more info

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Arctic Artist: The Journals and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822

By: Back, George; Houston, C. Stuart; MacLaren, I.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 2273165

ISBN: 0773511814

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint stain to page base, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1994 Hard Cover. xxviii, 403, [1] pp. Back's journal is particularly valuable because it is the only one that records the entire expedition; Franklin himself relied on it for his own published account of the journey. Both the journal and Back's earlier notes have been edited by Houston, who provides an introduction and extensive annotations, as well as synopses of the frank comments regarding the expedition recorded in the various journals of the Hudson's Bay fur trade posts. I.S. MacLaren's commentary on Back's painti... View more info

Image for Voyages to Hudson Bay in Search of a Northwest Passage, 1741-1747, in Two Volumes: The Voyage of Christopher Middleton, 1741-1742; The Voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith, 1746-1747 (Hakluyt Society Second Series Nos. 177 & 181)

Voyages to Hudson Bay in Search of a Northwest Passage, 1741-1747, in Two Volumes: The Voyage of Christopher Middleton, 1741-1742; The Voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith, 1746-1747 (Hakluyt Society Second Series Nos. 177 & 181)

By: Barr, William; Williams, Glyndwr

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Hakluyt Society: 1994

Seller ID: 2273157

Condition: Near Fine


Owner bookplate on front endpaper of each volume. 1994 Hard Cover. xii, [2], 333, [5]; xv, [1], 393, [5] pp. 8vo. Accounts of two voyages in search of a Northwest Passage, the first by Christopher Middleton, the second by William Moor and Francis Smith. Extensive footnotes, with bibliography and index for each volume. View more info

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The Outer Coast

By: Batman, Richard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276289

ISBN: 0151704503

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. Ink note on front endpaper. 1985 Hard Cover. xiii, 384 pp. An odyssey of the explorers, adventurers, and scoundrels who confronted the Pacific wilderness when it was the edge of the world. This epic of pre-Gold Rush California and the Pacific Northwest illuminates the lives and adventures of Father Junipero Serra, Captain James Cook, Daniel Boone, and the men who followed in their footsteps. More than a historical account, this book is a chronicle of experience and conflict, achievement and endurance. View more info

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The Arcturus Adventure: An Account of the New York Zoological Society's First Oceanographic Expedition, with 77 Illustrations from Colored Plates, Photographs and Maps

By: Beebe, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278347

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Rear board edge a bit soiled, front hinge beginning to weaken, ink gift note on front flyleaf, front and end matter and plates lightly foxed. 1926 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 439, [1] pp. 8vo. Original forest green cloth, blind-stamped borders, gilt titles. Color illustrated endpapers, color plates, black & white photographs, maps. Recounts the first oceanographic expedition of the New York Zoological society, an attempt to investigate the Sargasso Sea and the Humboldt Current. Beebe was also known for his deep sea dives in the Bathysphere designed for him by Otis Barton... View more info

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Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, Under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N.

By: Beechey, F.W.

Price: $1,350.00

Publisher: Carey & Lea: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1958570

Condition: Good


First American edition. No jacket. Boards rubbed with some loss from spine label and light spots to boards, foxed throughout, Oxford bookstore bookplate on front endpaper. 1832 Hard Cover. xi, 493 pp. 8vo. 24-page publisher catalog bound in following text. Originally published in England in 1831. Sabin 4347: Captain Beechey and Sir John Franklin had arrived within fifty leagues of each other, when the latter was compelled by the weather to return. One of the most valuable of modern voyages, containing a most interesting visit to Pitcairn's Island, the coast of California, etc. Howes B-309: Int... View more info

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The Dragon's Triangle

By: Berlitz, Charles

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Wynwood Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296325

ISBN: 0922066191

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges lightly bumped. 1989 Hard Cover. 208 pp. The Devil's Sea, also known as the Dragon's Triangle, the Formosa Triangle and the Pacific Bermuda Triangle, is a region of the Pacific around Miyake Island, about 100 km south of Tokyo. The size and area varies with the report (the only reports stem from the 1950s), with various reports placing it 70 miles from an unspecified part of Japan's east coast, 300 miles from the coast, and even near Iwo Jima, 750 miles from the coast. The story is apparently based on a few articles published in Japanese newspapers in January 1955 o... View more info

Image for Voyage Fait par Ordre de l'Imperatrice de Russie Catherine II, Dans le Nord de la Russia Asiatique, Dans la Mer Glaciale, Dans la Mer d'Anadyr, et sur les Cotes de l'Amerique, Depuis 1785 Jusqu'en 1794, in Two Volumes.

Voyage Fait par Ordre de l'Imperatrice de Russie Catherine II, Dans le Nord de la Russia Asiatique, Dans la Mer Glaciale, Dans la Mer d'Anadyr, et sur les Cotes de l'Amerique, Depuis 1785 Jusqu'en 1794, in Two Volumes.

By: Billings, Commodore [Joseph]; Sauer, M. [Martin]; Castera, J.

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Chez F. Buisson, Imprimeur-Libraire: 1802

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289768

Condition: Very Good


First French translation of the work published in English the same year. Lacks the large atlas volume. Rebound with new end sheets. Bottom corner torn from last text page in first volume (no loss of text), faintly foxed throughout. 1802 Hard Cover. xxiv, 385, [1]; 418 pp. 8vo. French text. An account of Commodore Joseph Billings's expedition in search of a northeast passage on behalf of Catherine the Great (1785-1794), which resulted in significant advances in maps of Siberia, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, Prince William Sound, etc. View more info

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First Across the Continent: The Story of the Exploring Expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1803-4-5

By: Brooks, Noah; Elder, Karen; Luke, John A.; Bridges, Jeff

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290971

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes folding map following text. Faint stain to top marginal corner of some pages, front free endpaper removed, some tiny white spotting on rear board (paint spatter?). 1901 Hard Cover. xii, [2], 365, [3] pp. 8vo. Olive cloth, gilt and black titles, buffalo head vignette and braided border on front board, tepee vignette on spine. An account of one of the most important exploring expeditions in American history, the Lewis and Clark Expedition (A.K.A. the Corps of Discovery Expedition). Brooks details the progress of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark from Pittsburgh, Pennsylv... View more info

Image for Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, with Notes of a Sojourn on the Island of Zanzibar. to which is appended a Brief History of the Whale Fishery, Its Past and Present Condition.

Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, with Notes of a Sojourn on the Island of Zanzibar. to which is appended a Brief History of the Whale Fishery, Its Past and Present Condition.

By: Browne, J. Ross

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1846

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206796

Condition: Fair


First edition. Sabin 8658. Howes B877. Rebacked some time ago with new end sheets and facsimiles of frontispiece and title/copyright page supplied. Original marbled boards rubbed, margins lightly stained, moderately foxed throughout. 1846 Hard Cover. xiii, 580 pp. An illustrated account of time spent on a whaler, illustrated throughout with steel and wood engravings. Browne joined the crew of a whaling ship in 1842, and used the experience as the basis for this, his second book (following Confessions of a Quack). It established Browne as a writer, and it is now widely believed that Herman Melv... View more info

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Stories of Whales and Other Sea Creatures

By: Bullen, Frank T.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Boy's Own Paper Office:

Seller ID: 2302777

Condition: Very Good


No publisher date. Jacket edges lightly rubbed with a few very minor chips, front jacket flap clipped with price intact. 148 pp. Frontispiece and 14 plates by Thomas Carreras. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Frank Thomas Bullen (1857–1915), British author and novelist, was born of poor parents in Paddington, London, on 5 April 1857, and was educated for a few years at a dame school and Westbourne school, Paddington. At the age of 9 he left school and took up work as an errand boy. In 1869 he went to sea and travelled to all parts of the world in various capacities including that of second mate of the Harb... View more info

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The Cruise of the Cachalot: Round the World after Sperm Whales

By: Bullen, Frank T. [Thomas]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1926

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2291163

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Front hinge beginning to weaken, gilt spine titles partially rubbed away. 1926 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 301, [3] pp. 4to. Original black cloth, blind-stamped borders, gilt titles and decorations. Color plates by Mead Schaeffer, map of Cachalot's course precedes text, illustrated endpapers. A travelogue based partially on the author's personal experience of ten years at sea. It was popular enough that Rudyard Kipling's correspondence includes mention of him reading it to his children, and Bullen's life and writing career has been compared to that of Joseph Conrad. View more info

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Cortez; or the Conquest of Mexico. as Related by a Father to His Children, and Designed for the Instruction of Youth.

By: Campe, J.H. [Joachim Heinrich]; Helme, Elizabeth

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Printed for C. Cradock and W. Joy and P. Norbury: 1811

Seller ID: 2201455

Condition: Fair


Fold-out map included. Front board loose, spine label absent, corners rubbed with minor loss. We have left the binding as is so the book's next owner can have restorations done to his/her specifications. 1811 Full-Leather. iv, 259, [1] pp. 12mo. Original full tree calf. Translated from the German of J.H. Campe (author of the New Robinson Crusoe) by Elizabeth Helme (author of The History of England, Scotland, Rome, &c. &c.), with the translator's last corrections and improvements. A history of the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortez [Cortez], presented as a dialogue in which a father explains ... View more info

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Incidents of Travel and Adventure in the Far West

By: Carvalho, Solomon Nunes; Korn, Bertram W.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society of America: 1954

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266166

Condition: Near Fine


1954 reissue of 1857 edition, with portraits and paintings by Carvalho added for this edition. Endpapers illustrated with the route of Fremont's fifth exploratory expedition. Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor chips, front jacket flap price-clipped. 328 pp. ...Solomon Nunes Carvalho was closely associated with Jewish life. He was able to pass on to the new communities of the Far West the benefit of his own Jewish experience and knowledge. Dr. Korn also traces Carvalho's artistic career, his political activities in behalf of Fremont when the latter was the first national candidate of the new ... View more info

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Clare Tristan, Arctic Nurse

By: Case, Joyce

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Brockhampton Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290226

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. Ink scribble on font jacket flap. pencil name on front paste-down endpaper, ink gift note on front endpaper verso, pages lightly toned. 1965 Hard Cover. 152 pp. Clare Tristan enters a new world when she steps off the plane at Blizzard Point in the North-West Territories of Canada, to start work at a government nursing station. In the isolation of the life she shares with her colleague, Andrea, she comes to learn so much about the land and the people with whom she has chosen to work. View more info

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Sea of Gray: The Around-the-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah

By: Chaffin, Tom

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 2007

Seller ID: 2207234

ISBN: 0809085046

Condition: Near Fine


Pages very faintly toned. 2007 Trade Paperback. x, 432 pp. The sleek, 222-foot, black auxiliary steamer The Sea King left London on October, 8, 1864, ostensibly bound for Bombay. The subterfuge was ended off the shores of Madeira, as the ship was rechristened and outfitted for war. With new gun ports cut to accommodate additional cannon, the CSS Shenandoah commenced the last, most quixotic sea story of the Civil War, the 58,000-mile, around-the-world cruise of the Confederacy’s third most successful merchant raider. Before its voyage was over, thirty- two Union merchant and whaling sh... View more info

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The Nelson Touch: The Life and Legend of Horatio Nelson

By: Coleman, Terry

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202419

ISBN: 0195147413

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge very lightly foxed. Jacket very faintly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. xix, 424 pp. Admiral Horatio Nelson captures our imaginations like few other military figures. A mixture of tactical originality, raw courage, cruelty, and romantic passion, Nelson in action was daring and direct, a paramount naval genius and a natural born predator. Now, in The Nelson Touch: The Life and Legend of Horatio Nelson, novelist Terry Coleman provides a superb portrait of Britain's most revered naval figure. Here is a vivid account of Nelson's life, from his childhood and early career at ... View more info

Image for Discovery of the North Pole: Dr. Frederick A. Cook's Own Story of How He Reached the North Pole April 21st, 1908. and the Story of Commander Robert E. Peary's Discovery April 6th, 1909. Graphic and Thrilling Stories of the Greatest Achievement of Man Since Columbus Discovered America; Terrible Sufferings and Privations; The Awful Cold; Face to Face with Death by Starvation; American Pluck, Courage and Endurance Reach the Top of the World through Terrific Gales Over a Continent of Ice. Also Containing A True and Authentic Account of Other Great Polar Expeditions, Including Franklin, Greely, Abruzzi, Nares, Nordenskjold, Nansen, Sverdrup, Shackelton, etc. [Shackleton]

Discovery of the North Pole: Dr. Frederick A. Cook's Own Story of How He Reached the North Pole April 21st, 1908. and the Story of Commander Robert E. Peary's Discovery April 6th, 1909. Graphic and Thrilling Stories of the Greatest Achievement of Man Since Columbus Discovered America; Terrible Sufferings and Privations; The Awful Cold; Face to Face with Death by Starvation; American Pluck, Courage and Endurance Reach the Top of the World through Terrific Gales Over a Continent of Ice. Also Containing A True and Authentic Account of Other Great Polar Expeditions, Including Franklin, Greely, Abruzzi, Nares, Nordenskjold, Nansen, Sverdrup, Shackelton, etc. [Shackleton]

By: Cook, Frederick A.; Peary, Robert E.; Greely, A.W.; Miller, J. Martin

Price: $45.00

Publisher: J.T. Moss: 1909

Seller ID: 2260245

Condition: Very Good


Moderate loss of gilt from spine and front board, pages toned. 1909 Hard Cover. 428 pp. Tall 8vo. Includes the stories of Frederick Cook and Robert Peary in their quests for the North Pole, along with accounts of previous polar expeditions, and an introduction by A.W. Greely. Edited by J. Martin Miller. Illustrated with half-tone reproductions of expedition photographs. Arctic Bibliography 11467: Account of the two polar marches, drawn from contemporary journals and illustrated with cartoons of the period; also chapters on other famous explorations, on the Arctic in general, and on the controv... View more info

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Cruise of the 'Alert': Four Years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene Waters (1878-82)

By: Coppinger, R.W.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Lim.: 1899

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2008302

Condition: Very Good


Fourth edition. Pencil name & date on front endpaper. 1899 Hard Cover. xiii, 256 pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles & decorations - nautical motif on front board, all edges gilt. Includes 16 full-page woodcut illustrations from photographs by F. North and sketches by the author. A firsthand account of four years at sea, written by a staff surgeon of the British Royal Navy. According to the preface, the text focuses on points of interest in natural history which came under observation during the wanderings of a surveying ship. View more info

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Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas

By: Corner, George W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Temple University Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269161

ISBN: 0877220220

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine faintly toned. 1972 Hard Cover. xiii, 306 pp. Elisha Kent Kane (February 28, 1820 – February 16, 1857) was an American explorer, and a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century. He was a member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the explorer Sir John Franklin. He was present at the discovery of Franklin's first winter camp, but he did not find out what had happened to the fatal expedition. View more info

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Hernando Cortes: Five Letters, 1519-1526 (The Broadway Travellers Series)

By: Cortes, Hernando; Morris, J. Bayard; Ross, E. Denison; Power, Eileen

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293319

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Edges, endpapers, and a few text pages lightly foxed, spine faded. 1928 Hard Cover. xlvii, [1], 388, [10] pp. 8vo. Five letters by the Spanish conquistador who led an expedition that ultimately caused the collapse of the Aztec Empire. These were written during and immediately after his conquest of what is now Mexico. Translated, with an introduction, by J. Bayard Morris. View more info

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The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses

By: Crompton, Samuel Willard; Rhein, Michael J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press: 2003

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2264665

ISBN: 1592231020

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2003 Large Hardcover. 352 pp. The sheer beauty of the elegant, lonely lighthouses along our shores - and their unspoiled, scenic natural settings - has captivated our collective imagination. More than simply picturesque, the lighthouse has become an enduring symbol of salvation, fortitude, and heroic folklore. The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses is a panoramic, lavishly illustrated history of these legendary buildings and celebrates the rich heritage of our ancestors' courageous efforts to grade manners through treacherous seas and storms. View more info

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The City of Light: The Hidden Journal of the Man Who Entered China Four Years Before Marco Polo

By: d'Ancona, Jacob; Selbourne, David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Citadel Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294989

ISBN: 1559725230

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket reverse lightly foxed, remainder mark on page base. 2000 Hard Cover. xv, [5], 538 pp. In 1270 a scholarly Jewish merchant called Jacob d'Ancona set out on a voyage from Italy. A year later, he arrived in China at the coastal metropolis of Zaitun, the City of Light (now known as Quanzhou), four years before Marco Polo arrived at Xanadu in 1275. Nothing was known of this epochal journey until 1990, when David Selbourne was shown d'Ancona's account of his travels, a remarkable manuscript that had been hidden from public view for more than seven centuries. Eventually translat... View more info

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Two Years Before The Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life At Sea (Westvaco's American Classics Series 1992)

By: Dana, Richard Henry, Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Westvaco Corporation: 1992

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294312

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Edges faintly foxed, slipcase lightly soiled. 1992 Hard Cover. 370, [2] pp. 8vo. Light blue-green cloth spine over cream paper over boards, gilt titles, ribbon marker bound in. Engraved illustration of Boston Harbor, title page illustration details the various sails of the ship, decorated endpapers, small illustrations throughout text. Inspiration for the film starring Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy, and William Bendix. Two Years Before the Mast is a book by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834 and published ... View more info